mixed marriage


Definition of mixed marriage

: a marriage between persons of different races or religions

Examples of mixed marriage in a Sentence

a culture in which mixed marriage is rare

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On the subject of mixed marriages like theirs, James Carville, one half of another famously bipartisan couple, liked to say that such unions are feasible, but perhaps not advisable. New York Times, "Margaret Hoover and John Avlon on their Post-Partisan Marriage," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of mixed marriage

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The first known use of mixed marriage was in 1649

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English Language Learners Definition of mixed marriage

: marriage between two people of different races or religions

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