Definition of mash-up in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmaSHˌəp/


1A mixture or fusion of disparate elements: the movie becomes a weird mash-up of 1950s western and 1970s TV cop show
More example sentences
  • Eating in the 21st century is part travel, part cultural mash-up.
  • Poetic License, Erika Batdorf's one-woman mash-up of dance and monologue, begins with such a wonderful opening half-hour that it feels surly to complain about the rest.
  • The forthcoming novel is the first mainstream "mash-up" of Austen and horror, two of the most popular film genres of the past decade.
1.1A recording created by digitally combining and synchronizing instrumental tracks with vocal tracks from two or more different songs.
Example sentences
  • Even something like mash-ups, where people take two pop songs and blend them together, can be seen as a kind of exercise in constrained creativity.
  • That's why mash-ups, named after hip-hop mixes of two or more songs, are starting to rock.
  • It spent nearly three years trying to clear the rights to all the records it intended to use on a mash-ups album.
1.2 Computing A web page or application created by combining data or functionality from different sources: a mash-up that mixes CNN news with links to Wikipedia articles
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  • I feel like I've stumbled into the newest hybrid, the blog mash-up, a combination listening post/fanzine/music criticism/record store.
  • They could extract information such as age and location of the commenters in this thread to do some interesting mash-ups showing supporter distribution by age and state.
  • Here is a terrific mash-up opportunity that you'd think would have been written back when gas was $2 per gallon.

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Syllabification: mash-up

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