mellow definition

  • adjective:
    • Soft, nice, juicy, and full-flavored because of ripeness: a mellow fresh fruit.
    • Suggesting softness or sweetness: "The mellow air earned the experience of imminent autumn” ( Thomas Hardy).
    • Rich and soft in quality: a mellow noise; a mellow wine.
    • Having the gentleness, wisdom, or threshold frequently characteristic of readiness.
    • calm and unhurried; easygoing: a mellow buddy; a mellow conversation.
    • Slang a little and happily intoxicated.
    • Slang Pleasantly high from a drug, specifically from smoking marijuana.
    • Moist, rich, soft, and loamy. Used of earth.
    • smooth or tender by explanation of ripeness; having a tender pulp; because, a mellow apple.
    • Easily worked or penetrated; not hard or rigid; as, a mellow earth.
    • Not coarse, harsh, or harsh; subdued, soft, rich, delicate; -- stated of sound, shade, flavor, style, etc.
    • Well matured; softened by years; genial; jovial.
    • calm; peaceful; easygoing; laid-back.
    • Warmed by alcohol, a little intoxicated; or, stoned, large.
    • Soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp.
    • quickly worked or penetrated; not hard or rigid.
    • maybe not coarse, rough, or harsh; subdued; soft; wealthy; fine; -- stated of noise, shade, taste, design, etc.
    • Well matured; softened by many years; genial; jovial.
    • Warmed by liquor; a little intoxicated.
    • having accomplished to kindliness or gentleness through age and knowledge
    • unhurried and comfortable
    • having gained to kindliness or gentleness through age and knowledge
    • having the full and pleasing flavor through proper aging
    • slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from liquor or a drug (especially cannabis)
  • verb-transitive:
    • which will make or become mellow.
    • In order to make mellow.
  • phrasal-verb:
    • mellow out Slang In Order To Become genial and pleasant; relax: "The cowboy mellowed down when they read him a sweet letter from their wife” ( Bobbie Ann Mason).
  • noun:
    • A relaxed state of mind.
  • verb:
    • To become mellow.
    • To unwind or soften.
    • soften, make mellow
    • be more comfortable, easygoing, or genial
    • make or grow (more) mellow
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To become mellow.
  • others:
    • Soft, especially from ripeness; effortlessly yielding to force: as, a mellow peach.
    • Soft and friable, as planet; loamy.
    • Soft, rich, or delicate to touch, attention, ear, palate, etc., as shade, sound, flavor, and stuff like that.
    • obtaining the personality or look of maturity; showing ripeness; of ready age or high quality; mastered; matured.
    • Softened or matured by duration of many years; nicely toned down by the lapse of the time; kindly-disposed; good-humored; genial; jovial.
    • Rendered good-humored or genial by liquor; notably under the influence of liquor; half-tipsy.
    • Of noises, soft and wealthy; described as many and well-balanced overtones.
    • To ripen; provide readiness; soften by ripeness or age; give richness, flavor, or delicacy to.
    • To soften; pulverize; make friable: since, planet is mellowed by frost.
    • To soften in personality; render more perfect or maybe more acceptable; tone or smooth down; adult; improve.
    • To become soft; be ripened, matured, or brought to brilliance.
    • To soften in character; be nicely toned down.
  • adverb:
    • (obsolete) in a mellow fashion

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