Definition of mix noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//mɪks//
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɪks//
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  1. 1  [countable, usually singular] a combination of different people or things synonym blend a school with a good social mix of children The town offers a fascinating mix of old and new. a pair of wool mix socks (= made of wool and other materials)
  2. 2  [countable, uncountable] a combination of things that you need to make something, often sold as a powder to which you add water, etc. a cake mix cement mix
  3. in popular music
  4. 3[countable] = remix
  5. 4[singular] the particular way that instruments and voices are arranged in a piece of music
  6. 5[countable] an arrangement of several songs or pieces of music into one continuous piece, especially for dancing
  7. Word Originlate Middle English: back-formation from mixed (taken as a past participle).Extra examples Plant the seedlings in well-drained potting mix. The college has a broad mix of students. The mix contains soil, peat, and sand. The movie’s sound mix is excellent. The new Oak Hill development offers a mix of housing. The precise mix will vary. They have created a unique mix of sounds. a box of cake mix a party with just the right mix of people an eclectic mix of theatrical styles It’s a school with a good social and ethnic mix of children. The mortar mix should be one part cement to two parts sand.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mix