What does mellow mean?

Definitions for mellow
ˈmɛl oʊmel·low

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. laid-back, mellowadjective

    unhurried and relaxed

    "a mellow conversation"

  2. mellow, mellowedadjective

    having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging

    "a mellow port"; "mellowed fruit"

  3. mellow, mellowedadjective

    having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience

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

  4. mellowadjective

    having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience

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

  5. high, mellowverb

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

  6. mellowverb

    soften, make mellow

    "Age and experience mellowed him over the years"

  7. mellow, melt, mellow outverb

    become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial

    "With age, he mellowed"

  8. mellowadverb

    make or grow (more) mellow

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

  9. mellowly, mellowadverb

    (obsolete) in a mellow manner

Wiktionary

  1. mellownoun

    A relaxed mood.

  2. mellowverb

    To become mellow.

  3. mellowverb

    To relax or soften.

  4. mellowadjective

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

  5. mellowadjective

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

  6. mellowadjective

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

  7. mellowadjective

    Well matured; softened by years; genial; jovial.

  8. mellowadjective

    Relaxed; calm; easygoing; laid-back.

  9. mellowadjective

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

  10. Etymology: 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. Mellowverb

    to make mellow

  7. Mellowverb

    to become mellow; as, ripe fruit soon mellows

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

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.

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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Numerology

  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

Examples of mellow in a Sentence

  1. Bob Barnes:

    Everybody’s very mellow, they’re kind and they’re friendly … They don’t judge.

  2. Siphiwe Sibeko/File PhotoPresident Cyril Ramaphosa:

    A giant of our revolutionary cultural movement and our democratic creative industries has been called to rest, the trombone that boomed with boldness and bravery, and equally warmed our hearts with mellow melody has lost its life force.

  3. Mitchell Burgess:

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

  4. Matt Jarrell:

    He was a mellow guy, he was somebody I could talk to about anything.

  5. Martin Thomas Barrett:

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

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    given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
    • A. bibulous
    • B. repugnant
    • C. jejune
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