Definition of mash-up in English:

Share this entry



1A mixture or fusion of disparate elements: the film 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 musical track comprising the vocals of one recording placed over the instrumental backing of another: a classic dancefloor mash-up
More 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 which mixes BBC news with links to Wikipedia articles
More example sentences
  • 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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: mash-up

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.