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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A mellowing in his later fiction (to the lament of some admirers) may owe something to personal happiness.All Novels Are Spy Novels: Ian McEwan Talks ‘Sweet Tooth’ and His Life|Maya Jaggi|November 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He spoke frequently of the women in his life and their mellowing influence on him.
In addition—though none was needed—the mellowing sun lingered on her hair till it seemed like strands of gold.The Blower of Bubbles|Arthur Beverley Baxter
Subtle suggestion slides in sound through the ear and falls with mellowing cadence into the heart.International Language|Walter J. Clark
The skin stretched over his high cheek-bones till it shone like mellowing, yellowing ivory.The Trail of Conflict|Emilie Baker Loring
So day by day, as I walked my monotonous round upon the ever mellowing soil, the prairie spring unrolled its beauties before me.A Son of the Middle Border|Hamlin Garland
Mellowing rapidly, he was a pleasanter companion than before.Howards End|E. M. Forster