re·​mix | \(ˈ)rē-ˈmiks \
remixed; remixing; remixes

Definition of remix 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to mix again


re·​mix | \ˈrē-ˌmiks \

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

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

But much of the improvement comes from remixing afresh from the multitrack session masters, thereby eliminating tape hiss and other forms of degradation occasioned by tape copying during the original recording and mixing. Allan Kozinn, WSJ, "The Beatles’ Big Ideas Turn 50," 9 Nov. 2018 And just as fun and cleverly off-kilter were the styles, from a flamingo-hued half-up look remixed with twin raver knots to a hyper-bleached pixie accented with a single fuchsia micro braid trailing down the back like an ethereal rattail. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Eye-Popping Hair Rules the Street at Tokyo Fashion Week," 19 Oct. 2018 As Cosmopolitan reports, the House of Mouse and ColourPop teamed up for a fairy tale-themed collection remixed with all the Jenner-level trendiness that ColourPop typically brings to its affordable, inclusive product ranges. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "ColourPop Is Launching an 18-Piece Disney Princess Makeup Collection," 20 Sep. 2018 Everyone borrows from elsewhere, chefs inspire other chefs, remixing ideas and executions with the hope the final product will transcend derivation. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Restaurant Review: Detroit's Empire Kitchen & Cocktails has no clothes," 12 July 2018 Imagery remixed and paintings that capture an intersection of L.A.’s artistic and music scenes. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Datebook: Portraits of peers, collages inspired by the African diaspora and art for feline lovers," 14 June 2018 Genius social-media users were screencapping, GIFing, remixing, and Photoshopping so quickly, there was practically a new viral sensation clogging up your timeline every day. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "10 Best Viral Memes That Took Over the Internet in 2016," 12 Dec. 2016 From languid and dreamy to bright and bubbly, here are our favorite Troye Sivan remixes to date. Kat Bein, Billboard, "The 10 Best Troye Sivan Remixes," 4 June 2018 But the 2017 Beauty and the Beast remixes this character. Nico Lang, Harper's BAZAAR, "Disney's Long, Complicated History with Queer Characters," 21 Mar. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The second part of the project is a remix inspired by the nature sound, right? Angela Chen, The Verge, "This map lets you hear what the world sounds like without humans," 9 Dec. 2018 For Apple, the company that oversees the Beatles’ interests, the release’s centerpiece is a remix by Giles Martin (George’s son) and Sam Okell, that renovates the album’s sound without straying far from the original. Allan Kozinn, WSJ, "The Beatles’ Big Ideas Turn 50," 9 Nov. 2018 True trainer battles now have more meat and difficulty in this series remix. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Pokemon Let’s Go: Well, I guess my adult ass is going to collect them all," 16 Nov. 2018 The thoroughly charming song by British songstress Ella Mai gets a reinvention in this remix, which adds Nicki Minaj and Quavo from Migos., "New Music This Week: Ella Mai's Remix, Mala Rodríguez's Feminist Jam, & More," 6 July 2018 Its Fall 2017 range, which debuted this February, famously included a cheeky remix of Trump's staple red cap. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Public School Pulls Out of New York Fashion Week," 20 Dec. 2017 Fair Use allows independent creators to upload parodies of songs or completely new remixes without being penalized for copyright infringement. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "YouTube’s head of music warns that EU’s Article 13 is detrimental to remixes, fan videos," 1 Nov. 2018 To return to the Stranger Things example, consider how the show opted for a bigger, louder remix of its first season in season two, to the degree that its Big Bad was ultimately just a much larger version of the monsters from season one. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Why the era of Peak TV is the era of the disappointing second season," 1 Aug. 2018 Stream music videos, albums, singles, remixes, live shows and covers on the new subscription service, which costs $9.99 a month. Doreen Christensen,, "Free 3-month YouTube Music Premium subscription," 27 June 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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