Definition of mixed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//mɪkst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɪkst//
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  1. 1  having both good and bad qualities or feelings The weather has been very mixed recently. I still have mixed feelings about going to Brazil (= I am not sure what to think). The play was given a mixed reception by the critics (= some liked it, some did not). British athletes had mixed fortunes in yesterday's competition.
  2. 2  [only before noun] consisting of different kinds of people, for example, people from different races and cultures a mixed community people of mixed race a mixed marriage (= between two people of different races or religions)
  3. 3  [only before noun] consisting of different types of the same thing a mixed salad
  4. 4  [usually before noun] of or for both males and females a mixed school I'd rather not talk about it in mixed company.
  5. Word Originlate Middle English mixt: from Old French mixte, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscere ‘to mix’.Extra examples In his world view, art and religion were inextricably mixed. an ethnically mixed community Do you have experience of teaching mixed-ability classes? She was born to parents of mixed race. a mixed marriage
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mixed