What does mellow mean?

Definitions for mellowˈmɛl oʊ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mellow.

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


  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

  8. Origin: [OE. melwe; cf. AS. mearu soft, D. murw, Prov. G. mollig soft, D. malsch, and E. meal flour.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mellow

    mel′ō, adj. soft and ripe: well matured: soft to the touch, palate, ear, &c.: genial: half-tipsy.—v.t. to soften by ripeness or age: to mature.—v.i. to become soft: to be matured.—adv. Mell′owly.—n. Mell′owness, softness: maturity.—adj. Mell′owy, soft: friable. [A.S. mearu, soft; Dut. murw, mollig, L. mollis, Gr. malakos.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mellow in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mellow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Martin Thomas Barrett:

    He was a gentleman. He was sweet. He just had a nice, mellow mannerism to him.

  2. Mitchell Burgess:

    The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.

  3. Jeff Melvoin:

    Rain usually makes me feel mellow. Curl up in the corner time, slow down, smell the furniture. Today it just makes me feel wet.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    I am mellow sort of guy, that's why I invited Luther, my anger translator to join me here tonight, hold on to your lily white buts.

  5. Ronald Tate:

    My son didn't see color. .. We didn't have all this animosity between races, and my son didn't see that. He didn't have time for that. He was just mellow and laid back and didn't want to get into that.

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