Definition of mingle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmiNGɡəl/


1Mix or cause to mix together: [no object]: the sound of voices mingled with a scraping of chairs [with object]: an expression that mingled compassion and bewilderment
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  • 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.
  • The smell of burning flesh mingled with that of cigarette and sage smoke.
  • Everything emitted a mouldy odour, mingled with the smell of mothballs.
mix, blend, intermingle, intermix, interweave, interlace, combine, merge, fuse, unite, join, amalgamate, meld, mesh
literary commingle
1.1 [no object] Move freely around a place or at a social function, associating with others: over aperitifs, there was a chance to mingle with friends old and new
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  • 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.
  • 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.
socialize, circulate, fraternize, get together, associate with others
informal hobnob, rub elbows


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

Words that rhyme with mingle

commingle, cringle, dingle, Fingal, intermingle, jingle, shingle, single, swingle, tingle

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Syllabification: min·gle

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