mix·​er ˈmik-sər How to pronounce mixer (audio)
plural mixers
: one that mixes: such as
: one whose work is mixing the ingredients of a product
: one who balances and controls the dialogue, music, and sound effects to be recorded for or with a motion picture or television
: a container, device, or machine for mixing
a cement mixer
Combine the flour and sugar with an electric mixer.
see also hand mixer, stand mixer
: 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
: one that mixes with others: such as
: a person considered in regard to casual sociability
was shy and a poor mixer
: a nonalcoholic beverage (such as ginger ale) used in a mixed drink

Example Sentences

Orange juice is her favorite mixer.
Recent Examples on the Web In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the shortening and brown sugar on medium speed until well-blended. Susan Puckett, CNN, 27 Jan. 2023 Beat egg whites in a copper, metal or glass bowl (not plastic) with an electric mixer until light and foamy. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 10 Dec. 2022 In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites until stiff. Lauren Tappan, Town & Country, 1 Dec. 2022 In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the butter, vanilla, sour cream and salt until light and fluffy. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Nov. 2022 Use an electric mixer on low speed to whisk until thoroughly combined. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2022 Want a KitchenAid stand mixer, but not sure where to start? Tiffany Hopkins, Bon Appétit, 13 July 2022 Ballard and some friends churned batches of concrete in a standing mixer, then poured them into a prototype printer with a bucket. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 16 Jan. 2023 In large bowl, whisk together flour, poppy seeds, lemon zest, and salt. Step 2Using electric mixer on medium-high, beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, 3 minutes. Woman's Day, 10 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mixer was in 1598

Dictionary Entries Near mixer

Cite this Entry

“Mixer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixer. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


mix·​er ˈmik-sər How to pronounce mixer (audio)
: one that mixes
especially : a device or machine for mixing
: a party to give members of a group an opportunity to get acquainted

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