adjective, mel·low·er, mel·low·est.
verb (used with or without object)
- to become detached from worry, strife, stress, etc.; relax: After final exams let's go down to the beach and mellow out.
- to make more relaxed, agreeable, workable, etc.; soften or smooth: Chopin really mellows me out when I'm feeling tense.
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I can’t quite explain why it was so delightful—the mellow vibe, his untroubled demeanor, the easy mastery of the skateboard, but damn.
From a distance, they may appear deceptively mellow, but they’re filled with craggy granite peaks, waterfalls, and tight gorges, so hikes are often full of rock scrambles and river crossings.The Ultimate Shenandoah National Park Travel Guide|Graham Averill|October 7, 2020|Outside Online
For others, it’s a mellow cruise on easy dirt just outside of town.
This whitewater stand-up paddleboard provided our group with a new way to play around in the river when things were more mellow.The Gear You Need to Bring on a 225-Mile River Trip|Mitch Breton|September 6, 2020|Outside Online
The following bright and mellow Monday, Uriguen cradles the new child.Idaho Woman Who Gave Birth on Highway: ‘I Had to Pull My Pants Down to Get the Baby Out’|Dale Eisinger|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Muhammad Ali in Excelsis by Peter Richmond from GQ, April 1998 He is in mellow middle age now.
His first wife, Sarah Loewen, recalled him as being “mellow.”Terry Lee Loewen, the Mellow Kansas Man Who Dreamed of Jihad|Michael Daly|December 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As his longtime friend Bishop Desmond Tutu once told Sky News, “he needed that time in prison to mellow.”Anger at the Heart of Nelson Mandela’s Violent Struggle|Christopher Dickey|December 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Can you put "mellow" on the label, or just give the chemical content?Meet Mark Kleiman, the Man Who Will Be Washington State’s Pot Czar|Abby Haglage|March 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dig in a good body of manure, and provide a mellow seed-bed.
But this uproar would be speedily silenced, and the mellow voice ring out again, clear and commanding.Initials Only|Anna Katharine Green
I really think it had all the words in it I know, except those about growing round and mellow.The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rgen|Elizabeth von Arnim
Her round, mellow accent sounded in his ears like dream music.The Hills of Refuge|Will N. Harben
We were in warm, mellow September down in our valley, but just up there—such a little way it seemed—were the drifts of winter.The Car That Went Abroad|Albert Bigelow Paine