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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

As I got older, I guess I became more mellow and more forgiving and more loving.
Billy Graham

I'm mellower now, I'm over 50. But I don't think I'm too mellow. I'm still angry at a lot of things.
Henry Rollins

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

Mellow doesn't always make for a good story, but it makes for a good life.
Anne Hathaway
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Mellow Translations

mellow in Swedish is mogen, mogna, fyllig

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