Mellow Mel"low, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mellowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mellowing}.] To make mellow. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

If the Weather prove frosty to mellow it [the ground], they do not plow it again till April. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

The fervor of early feeling is tempered and mellowed by the ripeness of age. --J. C. Shairp. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. Soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp; as, a mellow apple …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mellow — may refer to: Mellow (Maria Mena album), 2004 Mellow (Donovan album), 1997 Mellow (band) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an inte …   Wikipedia

  • Mellow — Mel low, v. i. To become mellow; as, ripe fruit soon mellows. Prosperity begins to mellow. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mellow — [mel′ō] adj. [ME melwe, ripe, prob. < or akin to OE melu (see MEAL2), Fl meluw, soft, mellow] 1. soft, sweet, and juicy because ripe: said of fruit 2. full flavored; matured; not acid or bitter: said of wine, etc. 3. full, rich, soft, and… …   English World dictionary

  • mellow — [adj] ripe, mature; softened aged, cultured, cured, delicate, developed, dulcet, flavorful, full, full flavored, fully developed, juicy, matured, mellifluent, mellifluous, melodious, perfect, perfected, rich, ripened, rounded, sapid, savory,… …   New thesaurus

  • mellow — ► ADJECTIVE 1) pleasantly smooth or soft in sound, taste, or colour. 2) relaxed and good humoured. ► VERB ▪ make or become mellow. ORIGIN perhaps related to MEAL(Cf. ↑meal) …   English terms dictionary

  • mellow — index mollify, orotund, pacify, ripe Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • mellow — ripe, matured, *mature, adult, grown up Analogous words: *tender, warm, sympathetic, responsive, warmhearted Antonyms: unmellow: green Contrasted words: raw, crude, callow, uncouth, *rude, rough …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mellow — 1 adjective 1 a mellow colour or light looks soft, warm, and not too bright: the mellow, golden light of early evening | mellow shades of brown and orange 2 a mellow sound is pleasant and smooth: the mellow sound of a trombone | a friendly,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mellow — mel|low1 [ˈmeləu US lou] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not bright)¦ 2¦(not loud or harsh)¦ 3¦(not strong in flavour)¦ 4¦(not strict)¦ 5¦(relaxed)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Perhaps from Old English melu; MEAL] 1.) ¦(NOT BRIGHT)¦ a mellow …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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