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Definition of Mellow


  1. Soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp; as, a mellow apple.
  2. Easily worked or penetrated; not hard or rigid; as, a mellow soil.
  3. Not coarse, rough, or harsh; subdued; soft; rich; delicate; -- said of sound, color, flavor, style, etc.
  4. Well matured; softened by years; genial; jovial.
  5. Warmed by liquor; slightly intoxicated.
  6. To make mellow.
  7. To become mellow; as, ripe fruit soon mellows.

Mellow Quotations

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.
Washington Irving

I like mellow music. I like some jazz. But I'm not a big hard rock guy.
Gary Carter

Autumn's the mellow time.
William Allingham

The great thing about getting older is that you become more mellow. Things aren't as black and white, and you become much more tolerant. You can see the good in things much more easily rather than getting enraged as you used to do when you were young.
Maeve Binchy

It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.
Josh Billings
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Mellow Translations

mellow in Swedish is mogen, mogna, fyllig
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