Other forms: mingled; mingles

When things mingle, that means they mix together while still retaining their individual qualities. At a club you may hear laughter that seems to mingle with the sound of the band playing in the background.

Mingle often describes abstract things, like smells or tastes or feelings. The look on your face may mingle compassion and horror when you taste your brother’s attempt at making Key Lime Pie. Mingle can also describe what you do at a social gathering when you move around a lot and talk to many different people. If you’re an outgoing person, at a party you probably like to mingle and talk to friends and also chat with new people.

Definitions of mingle
  1. verb
    bring or combine together or with something else
    “resourcefully he mingled music and dance”
    synonyms: amalgamate, commix, mix, unify
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    aggregate, combine
    gather in a mass, sum, or whole
    make a concoction (of) by mixing
    combine, compound
    combine so as to form a whole; mix
    blend, immingle, intermingle, intermix
    combine into one
    incorporate, integrate
    make into a whole or make part of a whole
    unitise, unitize
    make into a unit
    combine (a radio frequency wave) with a locally generated wave of a different frequency so as to produce a new frequency equal to the sum or the difference between the two
    sulfurette, sulphurette
    combine with sulfur
    mix or blend
    combine with carbon
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  2. verb
    be all mixed up or jumbled together
    synonyms: jumble
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    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  3. verb
    get involved or mixed-up with
    “He was about to mingle in an unpleasant affair”




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