Definition of mixer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪksə/


1A machine for mixing things, especially an electrical appliance for mixing foods: a food mixer
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  • 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.
2 [with adjective] A person considered in terms of their ability to mix socially with others: media people need to be good mixers
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  • 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.
2.1North American A social gathering at which people can make new acquaintances.
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  • 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 Zapata's.
  • It all started at a grade seven school mixer in 1985.
sociable person, socializer, mingler, extrovert, social butterfly, socialite, life and soul of the party, party animal
3A soft drink that can be mixed with alcohol: use low-calorie mixers in your cocktails
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  • 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.
3.1 [mass noun] A type of dry pet food which can be mixed with moist tinned food: dogs must be fed with an equal volume of canned food and mixer
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  • The line of canned super-premium dry dog food mixer/toppers has been expanded to include flavorful new 95% Salmon and 95% Turkey recipes.
4(In sound recording and cinematography) a device for merging input signals to produce a combined output in the form of sound or pictures.
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  • 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.
4.1A person who operates a signals mixer: a sound mixer
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  • 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.

Words that rhyme with mixer

fixer, sixer

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