- 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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He’s also heard customers, often male, say they are planning to ride mellow trails while coveting bikes with aggressive, slack geometry that got good magazine reviews but were tested on very different terrain.Your Brain Is Tricking You into Buying the Wrong Gear|Heather Hansman|November 24, 2020|Outside Online
Their milder flavor means you can follow Winslow’s advice and use shallots for a modified version of creamed onions, typically made with mellow pearl onions.Onions, shallots, scallions and leeks are mostly interchangeable in recipes. Here’s how to use what you have.|Becky Krystal|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
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.
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
The day was perfect; as clear and bright, as mellow and crisp, as rich in colour, as only an October day in England can be.
The warmest land is chosen—mellow and free from stones or shaded by trees and prepared as if for a garden.
The flavor is rich and mellow; a little more oily than Havana leaf.
The moon rose majestically above the distant trees; her full, round, and yellow orb cast a mellow light upon our group.Confessions of a Thug|Philip Meadows Taylor
On this sweet lawn the inmates and guests walked for sun and mellow air, and often played bowls at eventide.