\ 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

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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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Recent Examples on the Web While now a cult hit, the movie version of Clue was initially released to mixed reviews and an even worse box office. Halle Kiefer, Vulture, "Hasbro Emerges From the Shadows of the Study, Clutching a Clue Animated Series," 12 Feb. 2021 In comments posted by her readers, her plan got mixed reviews. Alex Chhith, Star Tribune, "Albert Lea restaurant faces $9,000 fine as it plans Friday night party," 28 Jan. 2021 The post-Jake Luton era played out to mixed reviews. oregonlive, "Reviewing Oregon State 2020 football: Quarterback position is well stocked with promising talent, competition," 25 Jan. 2021 And Ohioans 80 years old and older are giving mixed reviews on the ease of obtaining the vaccine. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "More than half of Ohio’s pandemic unemployment claims might involve fraud: The Wake Up podcast," 22 Jan. 2021 The series is receiving mixed reviews, with some critics noting the strange (sometimes slow) pacing, and others commending creator showrunner Jac Schaeffer's unique and whimsical (and very bingeable) approach to Marvel storytelling. Neha Prakash, Marie Claire, "WandaVision Season 2: Everything We Know So Far," 15 Jan. 2021 And she’s backed by an all-new staff, after a season that drew mixed reviews. New York Times, "Lilly Singh’s Week: Pixar’s ‘Soul’ and ’90s Bollywood," 5 Jan. 2021 It’s been received with mixed reviews from critics and even the most passionate of superhero fans, but the path is clear towards a third installment in Diana’s powerful story arc nonetheless. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "Wonder Woman Is On The Fast-Track To Become A Trilogy," 28 Dec. 2020 Both Foster and Harris received Golden Globe nominations for their performances, even though the film received mixed reviews. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Review: Freaky is a familiar-but-fun riff on the classic body-swap concept," 5 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of mixed was in the 15th century

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24 Feb 2021

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“Mixed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixed. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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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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