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Definition of Mellow

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sweet; soft, ripe; made better with age; full, rich and pleasant; calm; content drugged, drunk
soften; become soft; make gentle, calm; ripen, age
Mellow Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To make mellow.
  
(v. i.)
To become mellow; as, ripe fruit soon mellows.
  
(superl.)
Well matured; softened by years; genial; jovial.
  
(superl.)
Warmed by liquor; slightly intoxicated.
  
(superl.)
Soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp; as, a mellow apple.
  
(superl.)
Not coarse, rough, or harsh; subdued; soft; rich; delicate; -- said of sound, color, flavor, style, etc.
  
(superl.)
Easily worked or penetrated; not hard or rigid; as, a mellow soil.
  
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mellow
\mel"low\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. mellowed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. mellowing.] to make mellow. if the weather prove frosty to mellow it [the ground], they do not plow it again till april. the fervor of early feeling is tempered and mellowed by the ripeness of age. c. shairp.
mellow
\mel"low\, v. i. to become mellow; as, ripe fruit soon mellows. "prosperity begins to mellow."
mellow
\mel"low\ (?), a. [compar. mellower (?); superl. mellowest.] [oe. melwe; cf. as. mearu soft, d. murw, prov. g. mollig soft, d. malsch, and e. meal flour.]
1. soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp; as, a mellow apple.
2. hence: (a) easily worked or penetrated; not hard or rigid; as, a mellow soil. "mellow glebe." (b) not coarse, rough, or harsh; subdued; soft; rich; delicate; -- said of sound, color, flavor, style, etc. "the mellow horn." "the mellow-tasted burgundy." the tender flush whose mellow stain imbues heaven with all freaks of light.
3. well matured; softened by years; genial; jovial. may health return to mellow age. as merry and mellow an old bachelor as ever followed a hound. irving.
4. warmed by liquor; slightly intoxicated.
mellow
adj
1. unhurried and relaxed; "an easygoing pace"; "a mellow conversation" [syn: easygoing, laid-back]


2. having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging; "a mellow port"; "mellowed fruit" [syn: mellowed]


3. having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience; "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age" [syn: mellowed]


4. having or suggesting softness and richness in quality; "a mellow sound"; "the mellow air brought in the feel of imminent autumn"- thomas hardy; "a mellowing sun" [syn: mellowing]


5. slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana) [syn: high]
adv : (obsolete) in a mellow manner [syn: mellowly]
v 1: soften, make mellow; "age and experience mellowed him over the years" 2: become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "with age, he mellowed" [syn: melt, mellow out]
3: make or grow (more) mellow; "these apples need to mellow a bit more"; "the sun mellowed the fruit"





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 mellow out 
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Meaning
Autumn (in the UK).
Origin
From John Keats' (1795-1821) poem, To Autumn. 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run.'
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English Phonetics

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Blodwy = a. mellow
Ffaethol = a. tending to make mellow
Ffaethus = a. luxuriant, mellow
Australian Slang
relax; chill out
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
a close friend
WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. soften, make mellow; "Age and experience mellowed him over the years"
(hypernym) soften
(verb-group) melt, mellow out
(derivation) mellowing
2. become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "With age, he mellowed"
(synonym) melt, mellow out
(hypernym) change
(derivation) mellowing
3. make or grow (more) mellow; "These apples need to mellow a bit more"; "The sun mellowed the fruit"
(hypernym) soften
(derivation) mellowing

Adjective
1. unhurried and relaxed; "an easygoing pace"; "a mellow conversation"
(synonym) easygoing, laid-back
(similar) relaxed, at ease
2. having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging; "a mellow port"; "mellowed fruit"
(synonym) mellowed
(similar) ripe, mature
3. having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience; "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age"
(synonym) mellowed
(similar) mature
4. having or suggesting softness and richness in quality; "a mellow sound"; "the mellow air brought in the feel of imminent autumn"- Thomas Hardy; "a mellowing sun"
(synonym) mellowing
(similar) soft
5. slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
(synonym) high
(similar) intoxicated, drunk, inebriated

Adverb
1. (obsolete) in a mellow manner
(synonym) mellowly
(classification) archaism, archaicism
Mellow Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Mellow may refer to:
  • Mellow (Maria Mena album), 2004
  • Mellow (Donovan album), 1997
  • Mellow (Sonny Stitt album), 1975
  • Mellow (band)

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Guitar Glossary
a sound or recorded track with reduced high frequencies, not edgy.
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