mellow out

phrasal verb

mellowed out; mellowing out; mellows out
US, informal
: to become relaxed and calm
She mellowed out as she grew older.
: to calm down
You're getting all upset over nothing. You need to mellow out.

Examples of mellow out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scent also blends so many of the season’s prominent notes, expertly blending fruity notes of blackcurrant, mimosa (with facets of raspberry and blackberry), and jasmine (strawberry, apricot and peach accents), before mellowing out with a fruity musky accord. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 May 2024 The Mac & Cheese helped mellow out the dish and add a creamy cheesiness. Brady MacDonald, Orange County Register, 8 Mar. 2024 That is what has led the trio to dominate this niche in the streaming environment, as the flagship purveyor of alluring, mood-setting music that will mellow out the air in your home or boutique or TikTok video. Ryan Bradley MacLeod Andrews Emma Kehlbeck Quinton Kamara, New York Times, 10 Apr. 2024 Kevin Abstract is mellowing out, singing in a low whisper, and trying to abstain from antics that incite indignant threads in fan forums. Vulture, 3 Nov. 2023 In recurring anxiety-inducing circumstances such as thunderstorms and car trips, a medication like benzodiazepine along with an antidepressant could aid in mellowing out your pet. Amiah Taylor, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2023 But with the fall travel season upon us, both temperatures and prices are mellowing out, as a mix of global cities—some surprising—are arising as choice destinations. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Sep. 2023 Fresh orange juice gives the flavor notes of traditional Triple Sec or Grand Marnier, a pinch of salt perfectly balances the sour-sweet notes, and Topo Chico sparkling water mellows out the drink with a bubbly finish. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 7 Sep. 2023 Shallots have a milder taste than onions and mellow out even more when baked but still have just enough bite to stand out against the sweeter tomatoes. Marian Cooper Cairns, Southern Living, 14 Aug. 2023

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“Mellow out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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