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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Example sentences from the Web for mellowed
But a decade had passed, and Cosby had mellowed, and when he was offered the prize for a third time in 2009, he accepted.
In the glass, the color is mellowed by the oak and is a mossier green.
Now, at the age of 46, he has been mellowed by an all-access pass to literary America, winning most of the prizes around.Confessions of a Blasphemer: Sherman Alexie Talks New Book, Indian Humor and More|Jane Ciabattari|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But for anyone who dreamed that Benedict had mellowed with age, the decision to hang the LCWR out to dry is a rude awakening.Return of the Rottweiler: Pope Benedict Cracks Down on Women’s Rights|Peter Popham|April 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But time and experience have mellowed the 54-year-old Oldman and sharpened his acting.‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’: Oscar Nominees Gary Oldman and Peter Straughan|Lorenza Muñoz|February 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Something like a reluctant smile, rather rusty from long disuse, mellowed Marilla's grim expression.Anne Of Green Gables|Lucy Maud Montgomery
From somewhere to the far left drifted the mellowed music of fox-hounds.The Lighted Match|Charles Neville Buck
Those twenty-odd years—his seniority—had mellowed him, filled him with deep and tender understanding.The Drums Of Jeopardy|Harold MacGrath
He was chanting the Russian anthem, and his voice, mellowed by the distance, had a strange plaintive effect.The Shadow of the Czar|John R. Carling
It may be seen, mellowed by age, in the Parma Cathedral to-day.Genius in Sunshine and Shadow|Maturin Murray Ballou