[ ming-guhl ]
/ ˈmɪŋ gəl /
verb (used without object), min·gled, min·gling.
to become mixed, blended, or united.
to associate or mix in company: She refuses to mingle with bigots.
to associate or take part with others; participate.
verb (used with object), min·gled, min·gling.
to mix or combine; put together in a mixture; blend.
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.
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Origin of mingle
1425–75; late Middle English menglen, equivalent to meng(en) to mix (Old English mengan; cognate with Dutch, German mengen) + -(e)len -le
OTHER WORDS FROM mingle
min·gle·ment, nounmin·gler, nounre·min·gle, verb, re·min·gled, re·min·gling.un·min·gled, adjective
Words nearby mingle
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Example sentences from the Web for mingler
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 mingler
/ (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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