mellow

  • 1 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

  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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,… …

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  • 7 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 mellow — [[t]me̱loʊ[/t]] mellower, mellowest, mellows, mellowing, mellowed 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n/colour Mellow is used to describe things that have a pleasant, soft, rich colour, usually red, orange, yellow, or brown. ...a classic Queen Anne house of… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 mellow — I UK [ˈmeləʊ] / US [ˈmeloʊ] adjective Word forms mellow : adjective mellow comparative mellower superlative mellowest 1) relaxed and satisfied, for example because of having drunk alcohol 2) soft and warm in colour mellow greys and greens 3) with …

    English dictionary

  • 14 mellow — mel|low1 [ melou ] adjective ▸ 1 sound: smooth/pleasant ▸ 2 flavor: smooth/full ▸ 3 colors: soft and warm ▸ 4 gentle and wise ▸ 5 relaxed and satisfied 1. ) sounding soft, smooth and pleasant: the sweet mellow tones of a guitar 2. ) with a smooth …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 mellow — mellowly, adv. mellowness, n. /mel oh/, adj., mellower, mellowest, v., n. adj. 1. soft, sweet, and full flavored from ripeness, as fruit. 2. well matured, as wines. 3. soft and rich, as sound, tones, color, or light. 4. made gentle and… …

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  • 16 mellow — {{11}}mellow (adj.) mid 15c., melwe soft, sweet, juicy (of ripe fruit), perhaps related to melowe, variant of mele ground grain (see MEAL (Cf. meal) (2)), influenced by M.E. merow soft, tender, from O.E. mearu. Meaning slightly drunk is from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 17 mellow — adjective 1) a mellow mood Syn: genial, affable, amiable, good humored, good natured, amicable, pleasant, relaxed, easygoing, low maintenance, placid; jovial, jolly, cheerful, happy, merry 2) …

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  • 18 mellow — [ˈmeləʊ] adj I 1) relaxed and satisfied 2) mellow colours are soft and warm 3) a mellow sound is soft, flowing, and pleasant 4) with a full pleasing taste II verb [I] mellow [ˈmeləʊ] if you mellow, you become gentler and wiser …

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  • 19 mellow — 1. adjective /ˈmɛləʊ,ˈmɛloʊ/ a) Soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp; as, a mellow apple. b) Easily worked or penetrated; not hard or rigid; as, a mellow soil. 2. n …

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  • 20 mellow — adjective 1) she loved the mellow tone of his voice Syn: sweet sounding, dulcet, soft, smooth, warm, full, rich 2) a mellow wine Syn: full bodied, mature, full flavoured, rich …

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