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Meaning of MELLOW

Pronunciation:  'melow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  (obsolete) in a mellow manner
  2. [adj]  slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
  3. [adj]  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"
  4. [adj]  having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience; "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age"
  5. [adj]  having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging; "a mellow port"; "mellowed fruit"
  6. [adj]  unhurried and relaxed; "an easygoing pace"; "a mellow conversation"
  7. [v]  make or grow (more) mellow; "These apples need to mellow a bit more"; "The sun mellowed the fruit"
  8. [v]  become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "With age, he mellowed"
  9. [v]  soften, make mellow; "Age and experience mellowed him over the years"
 

MELLOW is a 6 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: at ease, drunk, easygoing, high, inebriated, intoxicated, laid-back, mature, mellow out, mellowed, mellowing, mellowly, melt, relaxed, ripe, soft
 
 See Also: change, soften

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.'' --Drayton
       (b) Not coarse, rough, or harsh; subdued; soft; rich;
           delicate; -- said of sound, color, flavor, style, etc.
           ``The mellow horn.'' --Wordsworth. ``The mellow-tasted
           Burgundy.'' --Thomson.
    
                 The tender flush whose mellow stain imbues
                 Heaven with all freaks of light.  --Percival.
    
    3. Well matured; softened by years; genial; jovial.
    
             May health return to mellow age.      --Wordsworth.
    
             As merry and mellow an old bachelor as ever followed
             a hound.                              --W. Irving.
    
    4. Warmed by liquor; slightly intoxicated. --Addison.
    
    
  2. \Mel"low\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mellowed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Mellowing}.]
    To make mellow. --Shak.
    
          If the Weather prove frosty to mellow it [the ground],
          they do not plow it again till April.    --Mortimer.
    
          The fervor of early feeling is tempered and mellowed by
          the ripeness of age.                     --J. C.
                                                   Shairp.
    
    
  3. \Mel"low\, v. i.
    To become mellow; as, ripe fruit soon mellows. ``Prosperity
    begins to mellow.'' --Shak.
    
    
 
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