Definitions for mellowˈmɛl oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mel•lowˈmɛl oʊ(adj.; v.)-low•er, -low•est

  1. (adj.)sweet and full-flavored from ripeness, as fruit.

  2. soft and rich, as sound, lights, or colors.

  3. made gentle by age or maturity.

  4. friable or loamy, as soil.

  5. pleasantly intoxicated.

  6. free from tension or discord.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. (v.i.)to make or become mellow.

  8. mellow out, Slang. to relax.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

Origin of mellow:

1400–50; alter. of ME meruw, OE mearu soft

mel′low•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. laid-back, mellow(adj)

    unhurried and relaxed

    "a mellow conversation"

  2. mellow, mellowed(adj)

    having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging

    "a mellow port"; "mellowed fruit"

  3. mellow, mellowed(adj)

    having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience

    "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age"

  4. mellow(adj)

    having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience

    "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age"

  5. high, mellow(verb)

    slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)

  6. mellow(verb)

    soften, make mellow

    "Age and experience mellowed him over the years"

  7. mellow, melt, mellow out(verb)

    become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial

    "With age, he mellowed"

  8. mellow(adverb)

    make or grow (more) mellow

    "These apples need to mellow a bit more"; "The sun mellowed the fruit"

  9. mellowly, mellow(adverb)

    (obsolete) in a mellow manner

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mellow(adjective)ˈmɛl oʊ

    (of music or sound) soft and relaxing

    mellow jazz

  2. mellowˈmɛl oʊ

    feeling relaxed

    to feel mellow

  3. mellowˈmɛl oʊ

    (of a color or taste) warm and gentle

    a mellow gold color

Wiktionary

  1. mellow(Noun)

    A relaxed mood.

  2. mellow(Verb)

    To become mellow.

  3. mellow(Verb)

    To relax or soften.

  4. mellow(Adjective)

    Soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp; as, a mellow apple.

  5. mellow(Adjective)

    Easily worked or penetrated; not hard or rigid; as, a mellow soil.

  6. mellow(Adjective)

    Not coarse, rough, or harsh; subdued, soft, rich, delicate; -- said of sound, color, flavor, style, etc.

  7. mellow(Adjective)

    Well matured; softened by years; genial; jovial.

  8. mellow(Adjective)

    Relaxed; calm; easygoing; laid-back.

  9. mellow(Adjective)

    Warmed by liquor, slightly intoxicated; or, stoned, high.

  10. Origin: From melowe, melwe, variant of merow, merwe, from meru, mearu, from marwaz, from mer(w)-. Cognate with meru, mürbe, meyrr (whence meyr).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mellow

    soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp; as, a mellow apple

  2. Mellow

    easily worked or penetrated; not hard or rigid; as, a mellow soil

  3. Mellow

    not coarse, rough, or harsh; subdued; soft; rich; delicate; -- said of sound, color, flavor, style, etc

  4. Mellow

    well matured; softened by years; genial; jovial

  5. Mellow

    warmed by liquor; slightly intoxicated

  6. Mellow(verb)

    to make mellow

  7. Mellow(verb)

    to become mellow; as, ripe fruit soon mellows

Freebase

  1. Mellow

    Mellow is the second album by Maria Mena. Released in Norway as a counterpart to her US album White Turns Blue, it was accompanied by the single "You're the Only One". The album was produced by Arvid Solvang.


Translations for mellow

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mellow(adjective)

(of character) made softer and more mature, relaxed etc by age and/or experience

Her personality became more mellow as middle age approached.

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