Definition of mixed marriage in English:

mixed marriage

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  • A marriage between people of different ethnicities or religions.

    ‘Do mixed marriages differ in specific domains of relationship satisfaction from marriages in which both partners belong to the same ethnic group?’
    • ‘I did not say that the proportion of Catholics currently in religious mixed marriages has not increased.’
    • ‘In the absence of directly comparing mixed and monoethnic marriages, it is difficult to determine if couples in mixed marriages actually experience higher levels of distress.’
    • ‘This mixed marriages act posed yet another problem for us as our marriage was not recognised nor was our daughter recognised for inheritance purposes.’
    • ‘How can any serious examination of mixed marriages fail to compare them with other marriages and cultural norms?’
    • ‘A mixed marriage is most commonly conceived as the marriage between people of different ethnic identities but it also refers to those of different religious backgrounds.’
    • ‘Three quarters thought cultural difference would be the most serious problem in a mixed marriage.’
    • ‘This is somewhat problematic within the larger community because new generations and the non-Estonian spouses of mixed marriages have a hard time understanding Estonian.’
    • ‘The number of mixed marriages has also increased, from 6.4% to 10.6%.’
    • ‘Finally, check your bookstore for books on mixed marriages; they could spark some good discussions and help you and Bill handle both your current and future dilemmas.’
    • ‘Some of these provide rich discussions from which to draw, but many do not, In these cases, Rose reads discussions of related issues cleverly to infer about mixed marriages.’
    • ‘The rate of mixed marriages increased, although they accounted for under 15 per cent of marriages by Italians, Spaniards, Portuguese, and Algerians.’
    • ‘The other two groups are made up of those Bulgarians relocating there due to mixed marriages over the past 20 years and the latest is the wave of economic immigrants since 1989.’
    • ‘There are more mixed marriages but most communities are composed of more than 90% of either Catholics or Protestants.’
    • ‘Seeing the mixed marriages which are a normal part of life there, he questions his own attitudes.’
    • ‘The children of these mixed marriages are not a homogeneous lot.’
    • ‘Some Catholic priests will allow mixed marriages and some won't.’


mixed marriage

/ˈˌmiks(t) ˈmerij/ /ˈˌmɪks(t) ˈmɛrɪdʒ/