What is the difference between mix and blend?

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Blend is a synonym of mix.

Mix is a synonym of blend.


As verbs the difference between mix and blend

is that mix is to stir two or more substances together while blend is to mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other.

As nouns the difference between mix and blend

is that mix is the result of mixing two or more substances; a mixture while blend is a mixture of two or more things.

mix

English

(wikipedia mix)

Alternative forms

* mixe (archaic)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) mixen, from (etyl) mixian, Skeat, An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language , "Mix.". More at mash.

Verb

  • To stir two or more substances together.
  • To combine items from two or more sources normally kept separate.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • fair persuasions mixed with sugared words
  • * {{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=1 , passage=She mixed furniture with the same fatal profligacy as she mixed drinks, and this outrageous contact between things which were intended by Nature to be kept poles apart gave her an inexpressible thrill.}}
  • To form by mingling; to produce by the stirring together of ingredients; to compound of different parts.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • Hast thou no poison mixed ?
  • * (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • I have chosen an argument mixed of religious and civil considerations.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=1 , passage=She mixed furniture with the same fatal profligacy as she mixed drinks, and this outrageous contact between things which were intended by Nature to be kept poles apart gave her an inexpressible thrill.}}
  • To use a mixer (machine) on.
  • (music) To combine several tracks.
  • (music) To produce a finished version of a recording.
  • To unite with in company; to join; to associate.
  • * Bible, (w) vii. 8
  • Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people.

    Synonyms

    * (stir two or more substances together) blend, combine, mingle, intermix, mix together, mix up * (combine items from two or more sources normally kept separate) mix together, mix up, muddle, muddle up

    Derived terms

    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) mixte, from (etyl) mixtus, past participle of . Form of the noun influenced by the verb.

    Noun

    (es)
  • The result of mixing two or more substances; a mixture.
  • Now add the raisins to the mix .
  • The result of combining items normally kept separate.
  • My recipe file was now a mix of meat and dairy.
    The combination of classical music and hip hop is a surprisingly good mix .
  • (music) The result of mixing several tracks.
  • The rhythm mix sounds muddy.
  • (music) The finished version of a recording.
  • I've almost finished the mix for this song.

    Derived terms

    * dance mix * dub mix * into the mix * mix and match * mixling * mix-up, mixup * pick 'n' mix * remix * megamix

    References

    blend

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A mixture of two or more things.
  • Their music has been described as a blend of jazz and heavy metal.
    Our department has a good blend of experienced workers and young promise.
  • (linguistics) A word formed by combining two other words; a grammatical contamination, portmanteau word.
  • The word brunch is a blend of the words breakfast and lunch.

    Synonyms

    * (mixture ): combination, mix, mixture * (in linguistics ): frankenword, portmanteau, portmanteau word

    Verb

  • To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other.
  • To be mingled or mixed.
  • * Irving
  • There is a tone of solemn and sacred feeling that blends with our conviviality.
  • * To feel no other breezes than are blown / Through its tall woods with high romances blent - , 1884
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=3 citation , passage=Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine, while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= William E. Conner
  • , title= An Acoustic Arms Race , volume=101, issue=3, page=206-7, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close
  • (obsolete) To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain.
  • (Spenser)

    Derived terms

    * blender * blended * blend in

    References

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