Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

mixture  - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun mixture pronunciation in American English /ˈmɪkstʃər/
Word Forms
Close
singularmixture
pluralmixtures

Related words

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  1. 1
    [singular] a combination of two or more different things, people, qualities, etc.
    mixture of:

    Her face showed a mixture of fear and excitement.

    The building was a strange mixture of styles.

    The organization is run by a mixture of volunteers and paid staff.

    1. a.
      someone who has a combination of several different qualities

      What a strange mixture you are, Lisa.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a substance such as food that is the result of mixing different things

    Spoon the mixture into the cake pans.

    mixture of:

    A mixture of clay and sand is ideal for this kind of plant.

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog