[ ming-guhl ]
/ ˈmɪŋ gəl /
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verb (used without object), min·gled, min·gling.
to become mixed, blended, or united: The herbs and spices mingled to produce an exquisite odor that permeated the house.
to associate, mix, or interact in company with others, as at a social event: At the party she mingled with some interesting people.
to join or take part with others, as in activities or causes: I used to like his blog, but he’s started to mingle with bigots.
verb (used with object), min·gled, min·gling.
to mix or combine; put together in a mixture; blend: During much of history, noble families mingled their bloodlines and forged new alliances.
to unite, join, or conjoin.
to associate in company: a hostess who mingles diplomats with executives.
to form by mixing; compound; concoct.
mingles, two or more single, unrelated adults who live together.
a social event at which people associate, mix, or interact with others: The Chamber of Commerce hosted a mingle for the town's small business owners to kick off their Buy Local campaign.
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Origin of mingle
First recorded in 1425–75; Late Middle English menglen, frequentative of meng(en) “to mix,” Old English mengan; cognate with Dutch, German mengen ) + -(e)len; see origin at -le
synonym study for mingle
4. See mix.
OTHER WORDS FROM mingle
min·gle·ment, nounmingler, nounre·min·gle, verb, re·min·gled, re·min·gling.un·min·gled, adjective
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How to use mingle in a sentence
Not a describer nor a ruler nor a mingler and yet there is not a difference that is not greater.Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein|Gertrude Stein
British Dictionary definitions for mingle
/ (ˈmɪŋɡəl) /
to mix or cause to mix
(intr often foll by with) to come into close association
Derived forms of minglemingler, noun
Word Origin for mingle
C15: from Old English mengan to mix; related to Middle Dutch mengen, Old Frisian mengja
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