mix·​er | \ˈmik-sər \

Definition of mixer 

1 : one that mixes: such as

a(1) : one whose work is mixing the ingredients of a product

(2) : one who balances and controls the dialogue, music, and sound effects to be recorded for or with a motion picture or television

b : a container, device, or machine for mixing

c : a game, stunt, or dance used at a get-together to give members of the group an opportunity to meet one another in a friendly and informal atmosphere also : the get-together itself

2 : one that mixes with others: such as

a : a person considered in regard to casual sociability was shy and a poor mixer

b : a nonalcoholic beverage (such as ginger ale) used in a mixed drink

Examples of mixer in a Sentence

Orange juice is her favorite mixer.

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In separate large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat butter and sugar until blended. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "This Best-Ever Sugar Cookie Recipe Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit," 19 Sep. 2018 Yet the ironic tone, a mixer in a fine cocktail, took the edge off the hard stuff. Katherine Cross, The Verge, "The Oscar Wilde of YouTube fights the alt-right with decadence and seduction," 24 Aug. 2018 Turn the speed down on the mixer and add the eggs one at a time, followed by the sour cream, orange zest, vanilla, and almond extract. Maya Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, "This rhubarb almond coffee cake is a treat fit for any Alaska summer soiree," 21 June 2018 The boozy treats start with a standard kitchen mixer and ice cream mix from JD Country Milk in Russellville. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Liquor-infused ice cream shop (with ties to Ehrler's!) opens downtown," 6 July 2018 Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 2 Beat egg whites in a large bowl of an electric mixer until foamy. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "When Eton mess gives you extra yolks, whip them up into ice cream," 10 July 2018 Beat butter and sugars on medium speed with an electric mixer until combined. Anna Helm And Gabriella Vigoreaux, Country Living, "Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake," 22 May 2018 With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and sugar until well blended. Jean Kressy, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: The British name for this glazed lemon loaf, brushed with syrup, is ‘drizzle cake’," 21 May 2018 In a large bowl, cream together remaining 1 cup sugar, yogurt, oil, egg, and vanilla with an electric mixer. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Rhubarb season is here. Time to make bread.," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of mixer

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of mixer

: a machine used for mixing things

: a drink (such as soda) that does not contain alcohol and that is used in an alcoholic mixed drink

: someone who controls the recording of sounds (such as the words and music) that go with a movie or television show

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