mixtape

noun
mix·​tape | \ ˈmiks-ˌtāp How to pronounce mixtape (audio) \

Definition of mixtape

: a compilation of songs recorded (as onto a cassette tape or a CD) from various sources

Examples of mixtape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s one of the tracks on the mixtape left to the title character (Samantha Morton) by her boyfriend. Alison Willmore, Vulture, "The 101 Greatest Endings in Movies History," 22 Feb. 2021 Her hit mixtape is reminiscent of the late Pimp C, also known as Tony Snow. Shelby Stewart, Chron, "Tina Snow comes out of retirement for new freestyle," 16 Feb. 2021 His next mixtape, Prodigy 2, is slated for release on Dec. 23. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "Publishing Briefs: Tate McRae Signs With Sony/ATV, Reservoir Gives 'Lady Marmalade' Co-Writer a Go," 17 Dec. 2020 The 12-track, 30-minute mixtape was featured in multiple Best of 2019 lists — including The New York Times, NPR, and Complex — and has racked up 500 million plus streams and video views across the world. Stephanie Long, refinery29.com, "Now That She’s Stuck In Your Head, Flo Milli Is Just Getting Started," 22 Jan. 2021 From Ashnikko's incredible new mixtape to Perfume Genius' brand new remix, check out just a few of our favorite releases from this week below. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "First Out: New Music From Ashnikko, Shamir, Perfume Genius & More," 15 Jan. 2021 The prolific rapper was 35 years old and had released his most recent mixtape, Payback, in late March — his second project of 2020, after the Jay Pharoah collaboration Training Day. Vulture Editors, Vulture, "All the Celebrities Who Have Tested Positive for the Coronavirus," 9 Jan. 2021 Her poppy production is subtly stimulating, and the mixtape, with its many collaborations and odes to friendship, encourages being sociable. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, "My Thirty Favorite Albums of 2020," 8 Dec. 2020 Sheffield rock outfit Bring Me The Horizon snag a fourth Top 10 with Post Human – Survival Horror (RCA), new at No. 5; and M Huncho earns his second Top 10 entry for 2020 with DNA (Hunchozone), his mixtape with Nafe Smallz, new at No. 6. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Ariana Grande Bags Chart Double In U.K.," 8 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of mixtape

1991, in the meaning defined above

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28 Feb 2021

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“Mixtape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixtape. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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