mingle

verb
min·​gle | \ ˈmiŋ-gəl How to pronounce mingle (audio) \
mingled; mingling\ ˈmiŋ-​g(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce mingling (audio) \

Definition of mingle

transitive verb

1 : to bring or mix together or with something else usually without fundamental loss of identity : intermix The story mingles fact with fiction.
2 archaic : to prepare by mixing : concoct

intransitive verb

1 : to become mingled white and Douglas fir trees mingle with the pines— Karen Thure
2a : to come into contact : associate he mingles only with millionaires— H. J. Laski
b : to move about (as in a group) mingled with the guests

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mix, mingle, commingle, blend, merge, coalesce, amalgamate, fuse mean to combine into a more or less uniform whole. mix may or may not imply loss of each element's identity. mix the salad greens mix a drink mingle usually suggests that the elements are still somewhat distinguishable or separately active. fear mingled with anticipation in my mind commingle implies a closer or more thorough mingling. a sense of duty commingled with a fierce pride drove her blend implies that the elements as such disappear in the resulting mixture. blended several teas to create a balanced flavor merge suggests a combining in which one or more elements are lost in the whole. in his mind reality and fantasy merged coalesce implies an affinity in the merging elements and usually a resulting organic unity. telling details that coalesce into a striking portrait amalgamate implies the forming of a close union without complete loss of individual identities. refugees who were readily amalgamated into the community fuse stresses oneness and indissolubility of the resulting product. a building in which modernism and classicism are fused

Examples of mingle in a Sentence

The story mingles fact and fiction. Several flavors mingle in the stew. It's a story in which fact mingles with fiction. The host was too busy to mingle during the party.
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After a ceremonial ribbon cutting, complete with oversized golden scissors, guests mingled among the luxurious fashions, and enjoyed champagne while listening to the beats of DJ It-Girls, Mia Moretti and Margot, The Dolls. Katie Knoll, Vogue, "GIADA Lands in Boston," 17 Apr. 2019 Looking chic in matching pastel outfits, Beyoncé and Jay Z mingled with celebrity guests like Kevin Hart, Diddy, Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner, and Usher at the event, per E! Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé Just Stepped Out in the Prettiest Pastel Balmain Dress," 10 Feb. 2019 At Alexander McQueen, Victorian aesthetics mingled with gothic sensibility in the form of a suit with a train and slits in the sleeves. Vogue, "2000s or 1800s? Why Fashion Is Revisiting the Victorian Era," 27 Mar. 2019 After the right combination of medications mingled in the corners of my brain, everything fell back into place quickly. Minhae Shim Roth, Glamour, "Postpartum Depression Treatment Made Me Feel Helpless—Women Deserve Better Options," 25 Mar. 2019 The couple even mingled with the cast (including Lin-Manuel Miranda), and Harry even sang a line from the hit musical on stage. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Latest Royal Meeting Is a Nod to Her Acting Roots," 13 Dec. 2018 Among the Mexican reporters now mingling with the crowd, there is great curiosity around how many migrants plan to brave the U.S. border despite Trump’s threats. Liliana Frankel, Teen Vogue, "A Day in the Life of the Migrant Caravan," 16 Nov. 2018 Despite this power crew, attendees mingling about the space were mostly wearing T-shirts. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Los Angeles Is a Fashion Wasteland. Can One Store Change That?," 5 Nov. 2018 Shea has embraced far-right conspiracy theories, mingled with militia groups, visited right-wing activists who seized a wildlife refuge in Oregon in 2016, and led a push to convert eastern Washington into a 51st state, called Liberty. Nicholas K. Geranios, The Seattle Times, "Washington lawmaker faces blowback over biblical document," 3 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of mingle

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for mingle

Middle English menglen, frequentative of mengen to mix, from Old English mengan; akin to Middle High German mengen to mix, Greek massein to knead

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mingle

verb

English Language Learners Definition of mingle

: to combine or bring together two or more things
: to move around during a party, meeting, etc., and talk informally with different people

mingle

verb
min·​gle | \ ˈmiŋ-gəl How to pronounce mingle (audio) \
mingled; mingling

Kids Definition of mingle

1 : to bring or combine together or with something else The story mingled fact with fiction.
2 : to move among others within a group He mingled with the crowd.

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