What is mellow?

  • (verb): Become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial.
    Synonyms: melt, mellow out
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "mellow":

  • (adj): Having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging.
    Example: "A mellow port"
    Synonyms: mellowed
  • (adj): Having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience.
    Example: "Mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age"
    Synonyms: mellowed
  • (verb): Make or grow (more) mellow.
    Example: "These apples need to mellow a bit more"; "The sun mellowed the fruit"
  • (verb): Soften, make mellow.
    Example: "Age and experience mellowed him over the years"
  • (adj): Unhurried and relaxed.
    Example: "A mellow conversation"
    Synonyms: easygoing, laid-back
  • (adj): Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana).
    Synonyms: high
  • (adj): Having or suggesting softness and richness in quality.
    Example: "A mellow sound"; "the mellow air brought in the feel of imminent autumn"- Thomas Hardy
    Synonyms: mellowing
  • (adv): (obsolete) in a mellow manner.
    Synonyms: mellowly

Famous quotes containing the word mellow:

    I shall go among red faces and virile voices,
    See stylish sheep, with fine heads and well-wooled,
    And great bulls mellow to the touch,
    Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978)

    The dinner-hour is the summer of the day: full of sunshine, I grant; but not like the mellow autumn of supper.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    You need not attempt to shake off or to banter off Romance. It is an evil you will never get rid of to the end of your days. It is a part of yourself ... of your soul. Age will only mellow it a little, and give it a holier tone.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)