re·​mix | \ (ˈ)rē-ˈmiks How to pronounce remix (audio) \
remixed; remixing; remixes

Definition of remix

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to mix again


re·​mix | \ ˈrē-ˌmiks How to pronounce remix (audio) \

Definition of remix (Entry 2 of 2)

: a variant of an original recording (as of a song) made by rearranging or adding to the original

Examples of remix in a Sentence


dance remixes of rock songs

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The talented creative hopes to put an end to the world’s wasteful habits by encouraging people to remix some of their favorite pieces–aka, upcycling. James Love, Essence, "Lena Waithe And Mercedes Benz Launch Sustainable Initiative," 10 June 2019 It was already remixed and remastered once in 2002. Saby Reyes-kulkarni, Billboard, "Dave Mustaine Reflects on Megadeth's Debut: 'No One Could Figure Out What We Were Doing'," 24 May 2018 In so many words, Gonzales and Converse have remixed and repurposed design elements most of us didn’t even know existed—and in doing so have managed to create fresh take on a decades-old sneaker. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "These Converse Sneakers Get the Inside-Out Treatment," 13 June 2018 His dreamy vocals landed collaborations with Martin Garrix and Zedd, and his solo work has inspired other electronic dance producers and DJs to remix his tunes in a variety of styles. Kat Bein, Billboard, "The 10 Best Troye Sivan Remixes," 4 June 2018 Regarding visual media, impactive everyday behaviors include responding to a thread with a GIF or reaction image featuring random everyday strangers, or posting (and/or remixing) the latest meme to comment on the news of the day. Casey Newton, The Verge, "How Kevin Hart tweeted himself out of a job hosting the Oscars," 8 Dec. 2018 For the millennial generation, Nicks’s wardrobe has been remixed by designers like Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent, Kate and Laura Mulleavy at Rodarte, and Stuart Vevers at Coach. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Before She Became a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Stevie Nicks Inspired These 9 Runway Collections," 14 Dec. 2018 Supreme dug deep into the Swoosh’s archive and picked the more-than-a-little-obscure Air Streak Spectrum Plus to remix—and then covered the whole damn thing in flames. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "This Supreme x Nike Sneaker Is Literally Lit," 11 June 2018 YouTubers have also been uploading copies of the game's 100+ remixed Nintendo theme songs extracted directly from the pirated files. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Nintendo struggles to contain massive Smash Bros. Ultimate leaks," 26 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Lil Nas X then recruited country singer Billy Ray Cyrus for the remix of his viral hit. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "4-year-old boy with nonverbal autism begins to speak thanks to "Old Town Road"," 10 June 2019 Kim herself opens the music video, singing the part of Billy Ray Cyrus in the song’s now-famous remix. Teen Vogue, "North West Made Her Own Adorable Music Video for Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road"," 15 May 2019 The Society, which is now streaming on Netflix, is like a remix of the classic novel, Lord of the Flies. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Cast Of "The Society" And Their Characters," 10 May 2019 Cohen’s blog post addresses musicians and fan video creators specifically, digging into the importance of remix culture to YouTube’s global audience. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "YouTube’s head of music warns that EU’s Article 13 is detrimental to remixes, fan videos," 1 Nov. 2018 With the remix, viewers presumably will be able to consume those BLT parts together in one binge sandwich. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "'Arrested Development' creator announces Season 4 remix, with Season 5 coming 'real soon'," 1 May 2018 In the late 2010s, the 1990s have been particularly deeply mined, with Donatella Versace, Marc Jacobs, and Anna Sui offering remixes and reissues of collections from that decade. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Models From the ’70s, ’80s,’90s, and ’00s Returned to the Fall Runways—Let’s Hear It for Multigenerational Casting," 20 Mar. 2019 Only original content will be accepted, but there are hints that, in the future, other content, like podcasts, remixes, and full DJ sets, will be considered. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Here’s how indie artists will make money with SoundCloud Premier," 9 Oct. 2018 For collectors and students of the Beatles’ music, the remix is a sideshow; the real interest is in the extras. Allan Kozinn, WSJ, "The Beatles’ Big Ideas Turn 50," 9 Nov. 2018

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: a new or different version of a recorded song that is made by changing or adding to the original recording of the song

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