mingle

verb
min·​gle | \ ˈmiŋ-gəl \
mingled; mingling\ -​g(ə-​)liŋ \

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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Kaia Gerber, Joan Smalls, Soo Joo Park, Binx Walton, and Tyler Mitchell mingled with Wang himself in the VIP room. Vogue, "It Was a Late Night With the Alexander Wang Gang," 10 Feb. 2019 They were mingled with animal remains, stone tools, and a broken copper band. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Find shows 4,000-year-old trade routes stretched from Carolinas to Great Lakes," 31 July 2018 The international crowd mingled among the candlelit room and Yves Saint Laurent fashion legacies like Le Smoking could be seen on many of the guests. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Catherine Deneuve Is Feted by Saint Laurent's Anthony Vaccarello With a Dinner in Paris," 22 Jan. 2019 Fine points of fact mingle with contextual anecdotes, bringing clarity and depth to Mickey’s long and complicated narrative. John Canemaker, WSJ, "Book Review: Building a Better Mouse," 18 Jan. 2019 Striped pillows mingle with nubby throw blankets and linen sheets for the ultimate winter bed, while unexpected details like tassels and fringed edges give each element a thoughtful, finished look. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "A Joanna Gaines Bedding Line Is Coming To Target The Day After Christmas," 22 Dec. 2018 Urgently shouted orders mingle with the rapid-fire clang of the general quarters alarm bell. John Mccain, Popular Mechanics, "Fire on the Flight Deck," 27 Aug. 2018 Printed ikat, suzani, and Otomi textiles mingle in the room. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "This Colombian Fashion Designer Brings a Sophisticated Spirit Into Her Cartagena Home," 9 Aug. 2018 Inside the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, awards-season newcomers like Roma’s Yalitza Aparicio and If Beale Street Could Talk’s Kiki Layne mingled with megawatt stars such as Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Rosamund Pike, and Glenn Close. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Ahead of the Globes, BAFTA Los Angeles Hosts a Star-Studded Haute Tea Party," 6 Jan. 2019

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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 \
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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