Mince - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |mɪns|  American pronunciation of the word mince
Brit.  |mɪns|  British pronunciation of the word mince


- food chopped into small bits
a mince of mushrooms


- make less severe or harsh (syn: moderate, soften)
- walk daintily
She minced down the street
- cut into small pieces
mince the garlic

Extra examples

The recipe says that you should mince the onions.

...minced some garlic and added it to the stew...

It was a comical sight to see her mince along.

Mince the meat up with some onion and garlic.

She was mincing about in her high-heeled shoes.

She minced down the street

Howsoever you mince it and blanch yourself over.

Tom didn't mince words and told me straight away that I had failed.

They mince and prim

Word forms

I/you/we/they: mince
he/she/it: minces
present participle: mincing
past tense: minced
past participle: minced
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