Definition of mingle in English:



  • 1Mix or cause to mix together.

    [no object] ‘the sound of voices mingled with a scraping of chairs’
    [with object] ‘a smell which mingled disinfectant and soap’
    • ‘Their laughters are mingled with the roaring sound of the mighty waves, which are much too eager to devour their easy preys.’
    • ‘I sweat like a racehorse, and very dark thoughts mingled with incapacitating spasms of pain.’
    • ‘The tunnel was a bright yellow but it was mingled with a dark maroon like color.’
    • ‘The smell of the damp wood smoke mingled with the rising smells of the wet trees and forest floor, and it was rich and pleasant to the nose, full of Spring and new life.’
    • ‘It is particularly spectacular when they are mingled with your Christmas lights.’
    • ‘The smell of burning flesh mingled with that of cigarette and sage smoke.’
    • ‘Their reaction, I'd guess, was a touch of awe mingled with the instant lift we all felt the moment we entered this space.’
    • ‘The last years of Augustine's life were devoted to sharp exchanges with him, in which fair comment was mingled with vulgar abuse.’
    • ‘The taste of the Glen Livet he had been drinking mingled with the taste of her champagne.’
    • ‘Now when she felt his presence there she felt sad but this time it was mingled with this peace and calm.’
    • ‘There was relief mingled with pride in a South Lakeland village this week as its public toilet was reopened thanks to people power.’
    • ‘I could smell my cousin's perfume mingled with sweat and hear her labored breaths.’
    • ‘His tone was mingled with a tone of slight regret and sadness.’
    • ‘For them celebration of her achievement is always mingled with recollections of their loss.’
    • ‘These trivial disputes mingled with hatred and love can become especially complex, requiring a lot of patience.’
    • ‘These migmatite complexes were mingled with the intrusive magmas that provided the heat sources for crustal melting.’
    • ‘The smell of burning oil and steaming jungle mingled with the blood in Jim's nose.’
    • ‘I took it, but my relief was mingled with insensible annoyance at the trifling penalty.’
    • ‘Everything emitted a mouldy odour, mingled with the smell of mothballs.’
    • ‘Could it not be the case that my anger was also mingled with feelings of jealousy, rivalry or envy?’
    mix, blend, intermingle, commingle, intermix, interweave, interlace, combine, merge, fuse, unite, join, amalgamate, meld, marry, mesh, compound, coalesce, interblend
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    1. 1.1[no object]Move among and engage with others at a social function.
      ‘a chance to mingle with celebs’
      • ‘Perhaps you, inexplicably, don't mingle with people who watch kids' TV.’
      • ‘Prior to the meal and his after-dinner speech, he will sign copies of the novel and mingle with guests.’
      • ‘You need never mingle with your fellow guests - your walled pavilion is its own private domain for inside and outside living.’
      • ‘For those who love to mingle with the young and the old alike and serve with a smile, this is a good opening.’
      • ‘He also mingled with the children and joined them in the singing of carols and other Christmas songs.’
      • ‘It is one of the oldest pubs in the country and a favourite haunt of the rich and famous who mingle with the locals over a pint - or a royal gin and tonic.’
      • ‘I can understand why some of the other guests from the community were invited to mingle with students.’
      • ‘What makes this place different is you can mingle with the artists.’
      • ‘In the last leg of her campaign in Rae Bareli and Sultanpur areas, she broke the security ring and freely mingled with the crowd.’
      • ‘But Reagan was not one to mix and mingle with reporters of the White House Press Corps.’
      • ‘Having satisfied our hunger, we decided to mingle with the people we knew and endeavour to find out who were those we didn't know.’
      • ‘Kim, who had 19 top 40 hits including Kids in America, cut the ribbon and mingled with shoppers on Saturday.’
      • ‘Figures from the past, such as Ann, come to mingle with the family again.’
      • ‘Bob got a chance to mingle with the ladies, and even got a bit of advice from his mom who made a surprise appearance.’
      • ‘For women, one of the rules is that she must not mingle with women she does not know.’
      • ‘Five lucky kids who vote will get the chance of a lifetime to mingle with the stars and give away an award at the TV event.’
      • ‘She was unable to mingle with other students especially when they formed groups.’
      • ‘Not only is the business doing well but Gary also gets the opportunity to mingle with some of sports biggest personalities.’
      • ‘So one positive side of my dethronement is the fact that I can now mingle with the masses, thanks to my newfound freedom.’
      • ‘The buffet was open and stars mingled with the riffraff.’
      socialize, circulate, fraternize, associate with others, rub shoulders, get together, consort with others
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Late Middle English: frequentative of obsolete meng ‘mix or blend’(related to among), perhaps influenced by Middle Dutch mengelen.