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mixer

Syllabification: mix·er
Pronunciation: /ˈmiksər
 
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Definition of mixer in English:

noun

1 [often with modifier] A machine or device for mixing things, especially an electrical appliance for mixing foods: a food mixer
More example sentences
  • All small appliances such as food mixers and juicers can be permanently housed there, with messy, noisy work undertaken out of sight.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, with a wooden spoon, an electric mixer, or a food processor until the dough is smooth and satiny.
  • It was a time when pressure cookers, gas cookers and food mixers were making kitchen tasks easier, but refrigerators were still something of a novelty.
Synonyms
2 [with adjective] A person considered in terms of their ability to mix socially with others: media people need to be good mixers
More example sentences
  • They have to be brilliant mixers, able to work a room and control the mood of the crowd, and the best ones now travel the world earning the kind of money most of us can only dream of.
3North American A social gathering where people can make new acquaintances.
Example sentences
  • Tourists visit from all over the world to participate in the week's activities, which include concerts, parades, puppet shows, and social mixers that stir from dusk until dawn.
  • The Club will hold its monthly social mixer on Tuesday 18 May from 7pm.in Zapata's.
  • It all started at a grade seven school mixer in 1985.
Synonyms
gathering, social, function, get-together, meet-and-greet
4A soft drink that can be mixed with alcohol.
Example sentences
  • If you have mixed drinks, use mixers that are sugar-free, such as diet soda, tonic water, club soda or seltzer.
  • The beverage side has the usual local beers around, or a bottle of imported whiskey for 850 baht, plus the normal soft drinks and mixers.
  • The distiller recommends only drinking the 180 proof poteen with mixers.
5(In sound recording and cinematography) a device for merging input signals to produce a combined output in the form of sound or pictures.
Example sentences
  • Your default mixer and audio devices should be automatically detected, so that part should already be filled in.
  • If the DJ sets up near the console, the DJ mixer's outputs can be patched into channel line inputs.
  • I worked doing sound recording for a company and I had a sound mixer.
5.1 [often with modifier] A person who operates a signals mixer in sound recording or cinematography: a sound mixer
More example sentences
  • Reality shows in general are incredibly demanding for location sound mixers.
  • With Ted, we've bred a staff of really talented mixers who are technically astute with the format.
  • ‘Audio Mixing’ allows the viewer to get an idea of what it's like to be a sound mixer on a film.

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