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

Noun dance remixes of rock songs
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The catchy track, which was remixed by Billy Ray Cyrus, even caught the attention of North West. Diane J. Cho,, "The Most Viral Moments from the 2019 VMA Nominees," 22 Aug. 2019 The track has already been remixed by the likes of Diplo, Young Thug, and Mason Ramsey, and everyone from country legend Dolly Parton to cooking legend Gordon Ramsay seems interested in putting their stamp on the song. Rachel Yang,, "BTS rapper RM puts some Seoul into Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' with new remix," 25 July 2019 The history of comics is replete with writers adapting, appropriating, and remixing other writers’ characters. Adam Epstein, Quartzy, "HBO’s “Watchmen” is great. Its comic creator Alan Moore wants nothing to do with it," 21 Oct. 2019 Ninety-five years after their creation, these classics are finally free to use, remix and build upon without permission or payment. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Start of 2020 Ushers Thousands of Once-Copyrighted Works Into the Public Domain," 1 Jan. 2020 Its impact goes much further, as Double Rainbow was remixed, memed and celebrated in one of the fullest and most joyful meme cycles the Internet has ever seen. Abby Ohlheiser, Washington Post, "The 24 most important viral reactions on the Internet in the past 20 years," 30 Dec. 2019 Rather, the business model of Facebook and Google is to harvest information from individuals that is then remixed and endlessly sold. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Antitrust 101: Why everyone is probing Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google," 5 Nov. 2019 Lizzo’s collaboration with Grande isn’t the only one of her songs to be remixed. Robyn Merrett,, "Lizzo Drops Remix of 'Good as Hell' Featuring Ariana Grande: 'He Better Know My Worth'," 25 Oct. 2019 Published by Haymarket Books Award-winning author and playwright Idris Goodwin remixes our cultural past in this book of poetry. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Shop local for books: Louisville's 10 best reads for the bookworm in your life," 19 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But maybe a full-source remix doesn't have to be such a scary option. Ani Bundel, Ars Technica, "The Witcher’s Netflix success: How three timelines somehow became cohesive," 11 Jan. 2020 Steve Aoki’s remix adds extra oomph to a song that already hit hard. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Here Are 50 of the Best Workout Songs to Get You Motivated," 8 Jan. 2020 With a driving horn and percussion section, Vybe reimagines top 40 songs of the past and present into buoyant, soulful remixes that at times sound even better than the originals. Washington Post, "16 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 23 Dec. 2019 Their music remix competition teaches students how to write code that makes music. Essence, "Ciara Surprises STEM Students At Atlanta High School," 17 Dec. 2019 Amazon, along with Georgia Tech and the university's learn-to-code-through music platform, EarSketch, put together a music remix competition that teaches students how to write code that makes music. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Ciara comes home to surprise STEM students," 16 Dec. 2019 In addition to spawning countless memes, a bopping EDM remix, and official merch, the, um, track has now inspired legitimate celebrity covers—most recently by none other than the amazing Lizzo. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Lizzo Covered Kylie Jenner's Hit Meme "Rise and Shine" in Concert," 20 Oct. 2019 Even after country kingpin Billy Ray Cyrus joined in on the chart-topping remix. Mario J. Lucero, Quartz, "Music streaming services mishandle our data—and our culture is paying for it," 3 Jan. 2020 His remix of multi-instrumentalist Dexter Story’s 2015 work merges bits of keyboard, hand clap, tambourine, analog synth and Ras’ gentle scat-singing to create a mystical new track. Los Angeles Times, "California Sounds: Three essential Ras G tracks you should know," 31 July 2019

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1662, in the meaning defined above


1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Remix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of remix

: 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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