Definition of mingle in English:

mingle

verb

  • 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Now when she felt his presence there she felt sad but this time it was mingled with this peace and calm.’
    • ‘His tone was mingled with a tone of slight regret and sadness.’
    • ‘The smell of burning oil and steaming jungle mingled with the blood in Jim's nose.’
    • ‘Their reaction, I'd guess, was a touch of awe mingled with the instant lift we all felt the moment we entered this space.’
    • ‘There was relief mingled with pride in a South Lakeland village this week as its public toilet was reopened thanks to people power.’
    • ‘It is particularly spectacular when they are mingled with your Christmas lights.’
    • ‘These trivial disputes mingled with hatred and love can become especially complex, requiring a lot of patience.’
    • ‘I could smell my cousin's perfume mingled with sweat and hear her labored breaths.’
    • ‘Their laughters are mingled with the roaring sound of the mighty waves, which are much too eager to devour their easy preys.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Everything emitted a mouldy odour, mingled with the smell of mothballs.’
    • ‘These migmatite complexes were mingled with the intrusive magmas that provided the heat sources for crustal melting.’
    • ‘I took it, but my relief was mingled with insensible annoyance at the trifling penalty.’
    • ‘For them celebration of her achievement is always mingled with recollections of their loss.’
    • ‘I sweat like a racehorse, and very dark thoughts mingled with incapacitating spasms of pain.’
    • ‘Could it not be the case that my anger was also mingled with feelings of jealousy, rivalry or envy?’
    • ‘The smell of burning flesh mingled with that of cigarette and sage smoke.’
    • ‘The tunnel was a bright yellow but it was mingled with a dark maroon like color.’
    mix, blend, intermingle, commingle, intermix, interweave, interlace, combine, merge, fuse, unite, join, amalgamate, meld, marry, mesh, compound, coalesce, interblend
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    1. 1.1no object Move among and engage with others at a social function.
      ‘a chance to mingle with celebs’
      • ‘For women, one of the rules is that she must not mingle with women she does not know.’
      • ‘Figures from the past, such as Ann, come to mingle with the family again.’
      • ‘She was unable to mingle with other students especially when they formed groups.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He also mingled with the children and joined them in the singing of carols and other Christmas songs.’
      • ‘The buffet was open and stars mingled with the riffraff.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘What makes this place different is you can mingle with the artists.’
      • ‘Kim, who had 19 top 40 hits including Kids in America, cut the ribbon and mingled with shoppers on Saturday.’
      • ‘Bob got a chance to mingle with the ladies, and even got a bit of advice from his mom who made a surprise appearance.’
      • ‘You need never mingle with your fellow guests - your walled pavilion is its own private domain for inside and outside living.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘So one positive side of my dethronement is the fact that I can now mingle with the masses, thanks to my newfound freedom.’
      • ‘In the last leg of her campaign in Rae Bareli and Sultanpur areas, she broke the security ring and freely mingled with the crowd.’
      • ‘Not only is the business doing well but Gary also gets the opportunity to mingle with some of sports biggest personalities.’
      • ‘But Reagan was not one to mix and mingle with reporters of the White House Press Corps.’
      • ‘I can understand why some of the other guests from the community were invited to mingle with students.’
      • ‘For those who love to mingle with the young and the old alike and serve with a smile, this is a good opening.’
      socialize, circulate, fraternize, associate with others, rub shoulders, get together, consort with others
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Origin

Late Middle English: frequentative of obsolete meng ‘mix or blend’ (related to among), perhaps influenced by Middle Dutch mengelen.

Pronunciation

mingle

/ˈmɪŋɡ(ə)l/