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.
Origin of mellow
Synonyms for mellow
Antonyms for mellow
Related Words for mellowersavory, sweet, soft, delicate, soothing, sweeten, soften, perfect, full, developed, smooth, cultured, matured, seasoned, rounded, aged, perfected, develop, season, age
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Contemporary Examples of mellower
Today, Eel Pie Island is home to a mellower bunch: retirees, artists, and the like.The Isle Where the Rolling Stones Began
September 5, 2014
Cucumber Sangria Usually sangria is made with just fruit, but we love to add sliced cucumber for a mellower flavor.A Savory Spring Picnic
Jamie & Bobby Deen
April 19, 2011
Historical Examples of mellower
There was also a smaller (shepherd's) trumpet of mellower tone.Music and Some Highly Musical People
James M. Trotter
She had Aminta's voice in some tones; a mellower than Aminta's—the voice of one of Aminta's family.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete
Nearer and nearer it came and mellower and mellower it grew.The Great Sioux Trail
And probably the less you have to be mellow over, the mellower you will be.My Friend Annabel Lee
As the hours advance it sheds an ever mellower tone upon the views.The Alps
Word Origin for mellow
mid-15c., melwe "soft, sweet, juicy" (of ripe fruit), perhaps related to melowe, variant of mele "ground grain" (see meal (2)), influenced by Middle English merow "soft, tender," from Old English mearu. Meaning "slightly drunk" is from 1680s. Mellow yellow "banana peel smoked in an effort to get high" is from 1967. Related: Mellowly; mellowness.
1570s, from mellow (adj.). Related: Mellowed; mellowing.