\ ˈmikst \

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, national origin, religion, or class
b : made up of or involving individuals of both sexes mixed company
3 : including or accompanied by inconsistent, incompatible, or contrary elements mixed emotions received mixed reviews a mixed blessing
4 : deriving from two or more races or breeds a stallion of mixed blood

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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.
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Her idea of a perfect midday dish: A mixed green salad topped with broccoli, hearts of palm, and your choice of protein (salmon, chicken, or tofu) to fuel your afternoon brain—and willpower. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "How to Kill Your Afternoon Sugar Craving," 7 Jan. 2019 An Unexpected Journey in 48 fps, to mixed reaction. Eleanor Hildebrandt, Popular Mechanics, "The True Story of the Lost Sci-Fi Movie "Brainstorm," Natalie Wood’s Last Film," 21 Dec. 2018 But additional value comes from the listing’s 29.6 acres of mixed zoning. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Historic ski chalet on last large parcel in Squaw Valley asks $15M," 11 Dec. 2018 Stir in small red onion, then toss with mixed-size and -color tomatoes and seedless cucumbers. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Tomato and Cucumber Farro Salad," 25 July 2018 Early reviews from critics were sharply divided between those who loved the film and those who despised it — as well as plenty who gave it mixed reviews. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Vice doesn’t want to humanize Dick Cheney. So instead, it (maybe) demonizes America.," 21 Dec. 2018 Sony's recent Playstation Classic, which has gotten mixed reviews, has emerged as holiday competition. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "This Christmas May Be Your Last Chance to Get a NES or SNES Classic," 14 Dec. 2018 Detroit: Become Human launched in May to mixed reviews. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "Overwatch is still king of Tumblr, but self-generated fandom rules the rest," 30 Nov. 2018 The evidence on the profitability of ESG investing is mixed and contextual, and will likely change, especially as markets adjust to the growing use of ESG factors. Max M. Schanzenbach And Robert H. Sitkoff, WSJ, "‘Investing for Good’ Meets the Law," 9 Dec. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of mixed

: made of different kinds of things mixed together or combined

: including or involving people of different races or religions

: including or involving people of both sexes


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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 He has mixed feelings about moving away.


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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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