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mellow

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adjective mel·low \ˈme-(ˌ)lō\

Simple Definition of mellow

  • : pleasantly rich, full, or soft : not harsh, bright, or irritating

  • : having a pleasing rich flavor that develops over time

  • : very calm and relaxed

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mellow

  1. 1 a of a fruit :  tender and sweet because of ripeness b of a wine :  well aged and pleasingly mild

  2. 2 a :  made gentle by age or experience b :  rich and full but free from garishness or stridency c :  warmed and relaxed by or as if by liquor d :  pleasant, agreeable e :  laid-back

  3. 3 of soil :  having a soft and loamy consistency

mellowly

adverb

mellowness

noun

Examples of mellow in a sentence

  1. The painting captures the mellow light of a summer evening.

  2. This wine is very mellow.

  3. He was in a mellow mood.

  4. She was a tough and demanding teacher, but she became mellower in her old age.

  5. He's a very mellow guy.

  6. After a couple of drinks we all started feeling pretty mellow.



Origin and Etymology of mellow

Middle English melowe


First Known Use: 15th century


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mellow

verb mel·low

Simple Definition of mellow

  • : to become or to cause (someone or something) to become less harsh, irritating, nervous, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mellow

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make mellow

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become mellow —often used with out

Examples of mellow in a sentence

  1. She was a tough and demanding teacher, but she has mellowed in her old age.

  2. The wine needs time to mellow.

  3. She was a tough and demanding teacher, but old age has mellowed her.



1575

First Known Use of mellow

1575

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms



MELLOW Defined for Kids

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mellow

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adjective mel·low \ˈme-lō\

Definition of mellow for Students

  1. 1 :  fully ripe or mature <a mellow peach>

  2. 2 :  made mild by age

  3. 3 :  being clear, full, and pure :  not harsh <a mellow sound> <a mellow color>

  4. 4 :  very calm and relaxed <After dinner, we began to feel mellow.>

mellowness

noun



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mellow

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verb mel·low

Definition of mellow for Students

mellowed

mellowing

  1. :  to make or become mild or relaxed especially over time





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