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mel·low

 (mĕl′ō)
adj. mel·low·er, mel·low·est
1.
a. Soft, sweet, juicy, and full-flavored because of ripeness: a mellow fruit.
b. Suggesting softness or sweetness: "The mellow air brought in the feel of imminent autumn" (Thomas Hardy).
2.
a. Flavorful and mild or smooth, as from being properly matured: a mellow wine.
b. Soft and pleasant; not harsh: a mellow voice; mellow light.
3. Gentle and understanding, especially from being mature or experienced: "She had seen him as a survival of a leisurely and tolerant age, a mellow man" (Elisabeth Ogilvie).
4. Relaxed and unhurried; easygoing: a mellow friend; a mellow conversation.
5. Slang Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated.
6. Moist, rich, soft, and loamy. Used of soil.
tr. & intr.v. mel·lowed, mel·low·ing, mel·lows
To make or become mellow.
Phrasal Verb:
mellow out Slang
To become genial and pleasant; relax: "The cowboy mellowed out when they read him a sweet letter from his wife" (Bobbie Ann Mason).

[Middle English melwe, perhaps from melowe, oblique case of mele, ground grain, meal; see meal1.]

mel′low·ly adv.
mel′low·ness n.

mellow

(ˈmɛləʊ)
adj
1. (esp of fruits) full-flavoured; sweet; ripe
2. (Brewing) (esp of wines) well-matured
3. (esp of colours or sounds) soft or rich
4. kind-hearted, esp through maturity or old age
5. genial, as through the effects of alcohol
6. (Agriculture) (of soil) soft and loamy
vb
7. to make or become mellow; soften; mature
8. (foll by out) to become calm and relaxed or (esp of a drug) to have a calming or relaxing effect on (someone)
[C15: perhaps from Old English meru soft (as through ripeness)]
ˈmellowly adv
ˈmellowness n

mel•low

(ˈmɛl oʊ)

adj. -low•er, -low•est,
v. adj.
1. 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.
v.t., v.i.
7. to make or become mellow.
8. mellow out, Slang. to relax.
[1400–50; alter. of Middle English meruw, Old English mearu soft]
mel′low•ness, n.

mellow

- Describing fruit that is soft, sweet, and juicy when ripe.
See also related terms for ripe.

mellow


Past participle: mellowed
Gerund: mellowing

Imperative
mellow
mellow
Present
I mellow
you mellow
he/she/it mellows
we mellow
you mellow
they mellow
Preterite
I mellowed
you mellowed
he/she/it mellowed
we mellowed
you mellowed
they mellowed
Present Continuous
I am mellowing
you are mellowing
he/she/it is mellowing
we are mellowing
you are mellowing
they are mellowing
Present Perfect
I have mellowed
you have mellowed
he/she/it has mellowed
we have mellowed
you have mellowed
they have mellowed
Past Continuous
I was mellowing
you were mellowing
he/she/it was mellowing
we were mellowing
you were mellowing
they were mellowing
Past Perfect
I had mellowed
you had mellowed
he/she/it had mellowed
we had mellowed
you had mellowed
they had mellowed
Future
I will mellow
you will mellow
he/she/it will mellow
we will mellow
you will mellow
they will mellow
Future Perfect
I will have mellowed
you will have mellowed
he/she/it will have mellowed
we will have mellowed
you will have mellowed
they will have mellowed
Future Continuous
I will be mellowing
you will be mellowing
he/she/it will be mellowing
we will be mellowing
you will be mellowing
they will be mellowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mellowing
you have been mellowing
he/she/it has been mellowing
we have been mellowing
you have been mellowing
they have been mellowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mellowing
you will have been mellowing
he/she/it will have been mellowing
we will have been mellowing
you will have been mellowing
they will have been mellowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mellowing
you had been mellowing
he/she/it had been mellowing
we had been mellowing
you had been mellowing
they had been mellowing
Conditional
I would mellow
you would mellow
he/she/it would mellow
we would mellow
you would mellow
they would mellow
Past Conditional
I would have mellowed
you would have mellowed
he/she/it would have mellowed
we would have mellowed
you would have mellowed
they would have mellowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mellow - soften, make mellow; "Age and experience mellowed him over the years"
mellow out, mellow, melt - become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "With age, he mellowed"
soften - make soft or softer; "This liquid will soften your laundry"
2.mellow - become more relaxed, easygoing, or genialmellow - become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "With age, he mellowed"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
mellow - soften, make mellow; "Age and experience mellowed him over the years"
3.mellow - make or grow (more) mellow; "These apples need to mellow a bit more"; "The sun mellowed the fruit"
soften - become soft or softer; "The bread will soften if you pour some liquid on it"
Adj.1.mellow - unhurried and relaxed; "a mellow conversation"
relaxed - without strain or anxiety; "gave the impression of being quite relaxed"; "a relaxed and informal discussion"
2.mellow - having a full and pleasing flavor through proper agingmellow - having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging; "a mellow port"; "mellowed fruit"
ripe, mature - fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodied mature wines"
3.mellow - having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience; "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age"
mature - characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age"
4.mellow - having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experiencemellow - having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience; "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age"
soft - compassionate and kind; conciliatory; "he was soft on his children"
5.mellow - slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)mellow - slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
drunk, inebriated, intoxicated - stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated"
Adv.1.mellow - (obsolete) in a mellow mannermellow - (obsolete) in a mellow manner  
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression

mellow

adjective
1. soft, deep, rich, warm, MLO (S.M.S.) the mellow colours of autumn
2. tuneful, full, rich, soft, melodious, mellifluous, dulcet, well-tuned, euphonic, MLO (S.M.S.) the mellow background music
3. full-flavoured, rounded, rich, sweet, smooth, delicate, juicy, MLO (S.M.S.) a mellow, well-balanced wine
4. ripe, perfect, mature, ripened, well-matured, MLO (S.M.S.) a mellow, creamy Somerset Brie
ripe green, raw, sour, immature, unripe
6. relaxed, happy, cheerful, jolly, elevated, merry (Brit. informal), expansive, cordial, genial, jovial, MLO (S.M.S.) After a few glasses, he was feeling mellow.
verb
1. relax, improve, settle, calm, mature, soften, sweeten She has mellowed with age.
2. season, develop, improve, perfect, ripen long cooking mellows the flavour beautifully

mellow

adjective
1. Brought to full flavor and richness by aging:
2. Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound:
verb
To bring or come to full development:
Translations
عَذْب، دَمِث، أنيسناضِج الطَّعْمناعِم، لَطيفيُنْضِج
jemnývyrovnanývyzrálýzjemnit
blive milddæmpetfyldiggøre mildmild
kiforrlehiggadtó
ljúfur, skapmildurmildur, daufuròroska; mildaòÿîur, ljúfur
brandussušvelnėti
atmaigtizturētslādzīgsmaigsnogatavojies
zjemniť
kıvamını bulmuşolgunolgunlaşmakyumuşak

mellow

[ˈmeləʊ]
A. ADJ (mellower (compar) (mellowest (superl)))
1. (= pleasant, smooth) [wine, whisky] → suave, añejo; [fruit] → maduro, dulce; [colour, light] → suave y dorado, tenue y dorado; [instrument] → melodioso; [voice, tone, sound] → dulce, meloso
2. [person]
2.1. (= calm) → apacible, sosegado
he has grown more mellow over the yearslos años le han suavizado el carácter, se ha vuelto más afable con los años
2.2. (= relaxed) to be mellow (after eating, drinking) → estar relajado
to get mellow (= tipsy) → achisparse
to be in a mellow moodsentirse relajado
B. VI
1. (= soften) he has mellowed with agelos años le han suavizado el carácter, con los años se ha vuelto más afable
2. (= relax) → relajarse
3. [wine, whisky] → añejarse; [fruit] → madurar; [colour, light, voice, character] → suavizarse; [views] → moderarse
to mellow with age [wine, whisky] → mejorar con los años
C. VT
1. (= soften) old age has mellowed himla vejez le ha suavizado el carácter or lo ha hecho más afable
2. (= relax) → relajar
3. [+ wine] → añejar

mellow

[ˈmɛləʊ]
adj
(= sound, tone) → moelleux/euse
[colour] → tendre; [light] → velouté(e)
mellow red brick → de la brique d'un rouge tendre
[fruit] → moelleux/euse
[wine] → moelleux/euse
(= cheerful) → gai(e)
He'd had a few glasses of champagne and was fairly mellow → Il avait bu plusieurs coupes de champagne et était plutôt gai.
to be in a mellow mood → être d'humeur joyeuse
vi [person] → s'adoucir
vt [+ person] → adoucir

mellow

adj (+er)
fruitausgereift, saftig; wineausgereift; brandy, whisky, flavourmild; colour, light, stone, brickwarm; soundvoll, rund; (= soft)weich; voiceweich, sanft; a mellow instrumentein Instrument mit einem vollen, weichen Klang
person (= relaxed)abgeklärt, gesetzt; (= affable)umgänglich; (= in a good mood)gut gelaunt; (fig: = slightly drunk) → angeheitert; in the mellow later yearsim gesetzteren Alter; in a mellow moodguter Laune, stillvergnügt
vtreifen, heranreifen lassen; (= relax)heiter stimmen; sounds, coloursdämpfen, abschwächen; tastemildern; the rum began to mellow herder Rum versetzte sie allmählich in freundlichere Stimmung
vi (wine, fruit)reif werden, (heran)reifen; (colours, sounds)weicher werden; (person) (= become more relaxed)abgeklärter or gesetzter werden; (= become more affable)umgänglicher werden

mellow

[ˈmɛləʊ]
1. (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) adj (fruit) → ben maturo/a; (wine) → maturo/a e pastoso/a; (colour, light) → caldo/a e morbido/a; (person, character) → addolcito/a dall'età; (sound) → melodioso/a
2. vi (fruit, wine) → maturare, maturarsi; (colour, sound) → attenuarsi, smorzarsi; (person, character) → addolcirsi
3. vt old age has mellowed himcon l'età si è addolcito

mellow

(ˈmeləu) adjective
1. (of character) made softer and more mature, relaxed etc by age and/or experience. Her personality became more mellow as middle age approached.
2. (of sound, colour, light etc) soft, not strong or unpleasant. The lamplight was soft and mellow.
3. (of wine, cheese etc) kept until the flavour has developed fully. a mellow burgundy.
verb
to make or become softer or more mature. Old age has mellowed him.
ˈmellowness noun

mellow

a. dulce, suave, tierno-a.
References in classic literature ?
Let it wait and ripen," was her father's advice, and he practiced what he preached, having waited patiently thirty years for fruit of his own to ripen, and being in no haste to gather it even now when it was sweet and mellow.
He went back to its mouth, began at one end of the keyboard and felt his way down into the mellow thunder, as far as he could go.
She needed the sun to mellow and temper her mood to the sticking point.
Judge not too rashly from hasty and deceptive appearances," said the lady, smiling; "though Major Heyward can assume such deep notes on occasion, believe me, his natural tones are better fitted for a mellow tenor than the bass you heard.
Mellow, melancholy, yet not mournful, the tone seemed to gush up out of the deep well of Hepzibah's heart, all steeped in its profoundest emotion.
The world was bright with sunshine outside, but a deep and mellow twilight reigned in there, and also a deep silence so profound that I seemed to hear my own breathings.
They both got powerful mellow, but I noticed the king didn't get mellow enough to forget to remember to not deny about hiding the money-bag again.
Now the master, mellow almost to the verge of geniality, put his chair aside, turned his back to the audience, and began to draw a map of America on the blackboard, to exercise the geography class upon.
Such an idea had crossed her mind more than once during the past fortnight, and it flashed to and fro this mellow October morning when Rebecca came into the room with her arms full of goldenrod and flaming autumn leaves.
Rochester possessed a fine voice: he did--a mellow, powerful bass, into which he threw his own feeling, his own force; finding a way through the ear to the heart, and there waking sensation strangely.
On a mellow evening in September, I was coming from the garden with a heavy basket of apples which I had been gathering.
The afternoon was dragging towards its mellow hour.