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

v bring or combine together or with something else

“resourcefully he mingled music and dance”
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
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v be all mixed up or jumbled together

Type of:
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

v get involved or mixed-up with

“He was about to mingle in an unpleasant affair”

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