\ ˈmikst How to pronounce mixed (audio) \

Definition of mixed

1 : combining characteristics of more than one kind specifically : combining features of two or more systems of government a mixed constitution
2 : made up of or involving individuals or items of more than one kind: such as
a : made up of or involving persons differing in race (see race entry 1 sense 1a), national origin, religion, or class a mixed audience a mixed family/household
b : made up of or involving individuals of more than one sex mixed company
3 : including or accompanied by inconsistent, incompatible, or contrary elements mixed emotions received mixed reviews a mixed blessing
4a : deriving from two or more races (see race entry 1 sense 1a) people of mixed race her mixed ancestry
b : deriving from two or more breeds a stallion of mixed blood

Examples of mixed in a Sentence

a can of mixed nuts We ate salads of mixed greens. They live in a mixed neighborhood. She's of mixed African and European ancestry. people of mixed racial origin His decision got a mixed reaction from the family. The experiment got mixed results. See More
Recent Examples on the Web Home Depot and Walmart, both retail bellwethers, reported mixed results. Aaron Gregg, Washington Post, 17 May 2022 Tuesday's Pennsylvania primaries will serve as yet another test of Trump's endorsement power, which has yielded mixed results in earlier contests. Nicholas Reimann, Forbes, 14 May 2022 Virtual care has seen mixed results on Wall Street as buzzy companies struggle to make telehealth profitable. Mario Aguilar, STAT, 14 May 2022 The reports, released in March and April, show mixed results for a police department that is in the throes of a major culture change. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 May 2022 But lately, former players have been immediately plugged into top broadcast teams, with mixed results. New York Times, 10 May 2022 Investors are also still reviewing the latest round of corporate earnings with mixed results. Damian J. Troise, USA TODAY, 10 May 2022 Several concessionaires have operated and maintained the ship as a floating hotel and tourist attraction over the last five decades, with mixed results. Hugo Martínstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2022 But his interpretive self-effacement produced mixed results. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 29 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of mixed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mixed

Middle English mixte

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“Mixed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixed. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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\ ˈmikst How to pronounce mixed (audio) \

Kids Definition of mixed

1 : made up of two or more kinds mixed candy
2 : made up of both females and males They sing in a mixed choir.
3 : made up of parts that are very different from one another The movie got mixed reviews.


\ ˈmikst How to pronounce mixed (audio) \

Medical Definition of mixed

1 : combining features or exhibiting symptoms of more than one condition or disease a mixed tumor
2 : producing more than one kind of secretion mixed salivary glands

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