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adj. mel·low·er, mel·low·est
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).
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.
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Noun1.mellowness - kindheartedness through maturity or old age
kindheartedness, kind-heartedness - sympathy arising from a kind heart
2.mellowness - a taste (especially of fruit) that is ripe and of full flavor
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
3.mellowness - the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasingmellowness - the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing; "the music had a fullness that echoed through the hall"; "the cheap wine had no body, no mellowness"; "he was well aware of the richness of his own appearance"
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
4.mellowness - a soft shade of a color; "a mellowness of light and shade not attainable in marble"
tint, shade, tincture, tone - a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
5.mellowness - geniality, as through the effects of alcohol or marijuana
affability, affableness, amiableness, bonhomie, geniality, amiability - a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)
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[ˈmeləʊnɪs] N (= smoothness) [of wine, brandy] → suavidad f, añejez f; [of fruit] → dulzura f; [of colour , light] → suavidad f; [of instrument] → lo melodioso
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(of fruit)Ausgereiftheit f, → Saftigkeit f; (of wine)Ausgereiftheit f; (of brandy, whisky, flavour)Milde f; (of colour, light, stone, brick)Wärme f; (= softness)Weichheit f; (= mellow sound)weicher or sanfter Klang
(of person) (= relaxed attitude)Abgeklärtheit f, → Gesetztheit f; (= affability)Umgänglichkeit f; (= good mood)gute Laune; (= slight tipsiness)angeheiterte Stimmung
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[ˈmɛləʊnɪs] n (of wine) → pastosità f inv; (of colour, character) → dolcezza
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(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.
to make or become softer or more mature. Old age has mellowed him.
ˈmellowness noun
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References in classic literature ?
Kwaque possessed a jews' harp, and, whenever the world of the Makambo and the servitude to the steward grew wearisome, he could transport himself to King William Island by thrusting the primitive instrument between his jaws and fanning weird rhythms from it with his hand, and when he thus crossed space and time, Michael sang-- or howled, rather, though his howl possessed the same soft mellowness as Jerry's.
The next thing I noticed was that a great mellowness had descended upon the mother of the last of his race.
A soft glow seems to shine from within them, rather than upon them from without, such is their mellowness as they look forth on the hot corn-fields and the smoking roads that distantly wind among them.
A group of dark Scotch firs was introduced in the middle distance to relieve the prevailing freshness of the rest; but in the foreground was part of the gnarled trunk and of the spreading boughs of a large forest- tree, whose foliage was of a brilliant golden green - not golden from autumnal mellowness, but from the sunshine and the very immaturity of the scarce expanded leaves.
Doubtless that joy is wrought up into our nature, as the sunlight of long-past mornings is wrought up in the soft mellowness of the apricot, but it is gone for ever from our imagination, and we can only BELIEVE in the joy of childhood.
Renovated certainly the saloon of the Ferndale was to receive the "strange woman." The mellowness of its old-fashioned, tarnished decoration was gone.
She is now consciously trying to not entirely rely on her amazing voice throw and balances that with a mellowness of delivery and that's really helping her case.
Therefore, it was in PTI's own interest to replace Chohan with someone like Sumsam Ali Bukhari who has the necessary experience of running such a Ministry and handle complicated matters with maturity and mellowness. We understand the appointment of Sumsam Bukhari as Provincial Information Minister will help the Punjab government stay away from unnecessary controversies that up till now were cropping up every now and then merely because of irresponsible remarks of Chohan.
Once again this year OMAR Whisky has been honored with multiple awards in SFWSC, further enhancing the reputation that Taiwanese-style mellowness of OMAR Whisky has being recognized by whisky connoisseurs around the world.
It has a sharp grapefruit acidity, apple and greengage fruit and a mellowness heavily influenced by mint and more savoury herbs.
By many accounts, it produces in the user a feeling of calm, mellowness, a free-floating sensation that numbs pain and emotion.