: something created by combining elements from two or more sources: such as
a
: a piece of music created by digitally overlaying an instrumental track with a vocal track from a different recording
b
: a movie or video having characters or situations from other sources
c
: a Web service or application that integrates data and functionalities from various online sources

Examples of mash-up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Getty Taylor Swift's Eras Tour surprise songs are always a big conversation on TikTok—and her most recent mash-up was no exception. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 7 Mar. 2024 With this new collab titled Clash the Wall, there’s a bold mash-up of four Vans iconic styles — the Style 36, the Authentic, the Mid Skool ’77 and the Sk8-Hi — in full-on neon green and an orange reminiscent of Crush soda, both signature S.R. colors. The Editors, Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2024 Before the performance began, Swift and Carpenter shared a quick story about how the mash-up came about — or, at least, the first half of it. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 23 Feb. 2024 The post began making news in Canada soon after, with a radio DJ doing a mash-up that boosted the notion that the songs share a similar git-up. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 28 Feb. 2024 Best director honors went to Dominican filmmaker Nelson Carlos De Los Santos Arias for Pepe, an unclassifiable mash-up of documentary and fiction about a hippo brought to Colombia by drug king Pablo Escobar. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Feb. 2024 Taylor Swift braved a bit of rain, waited out a little lightning, and brought out Sabrina Carpenter for a special surprise song mash-up during night one of her Eras Tour run in Sydney, Australia. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 23 Feb. 2024 But on Saturday, during her second show in the city, Swift's surprise portion kicked off with a mash-up of the three fan favorites off her albums Reputation, Folklore and Fearless. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 17 Feb. 2024 Suburban neighborhoods have seen a boom in adjoined townhouses, along with small-lot single family homes that often have shared yards and no more than a few feet between them — a kind of mash-up of the suburb and the urban rowhouse. Conor Dougherty, New York Times, 17 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mash-up was in 1859

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“Mash-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mash-up. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

mash-up

noun
ˈmash-ˌəp
: something created by combining elements from two or more sources: as
a
: a piece of music created by digitally overlaying an instrumental track with a vocal track from a different recording
b
: a movie or video having characters or situations from other sources
c
: a Web service or application that integrates data and functions from various online sources
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