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mellow

mel·low

mellow

pronunciation:
me lo
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: mellower, mellowest
definition 1: soft, juicy, and full of flavor, because it is ripe.
The peaches have turned mellow.
similar words:
delicious, juicy, luscious, ripe, soft, sweet, tender
definition 2: rich and not bitter from being aged.
The chef added mellow cheese to the potatoes.
antonyms:
sharp
similar words:
aged, mild, rich, seasoned
definition 3: soft in tone.
He played a mellow song on the guitar.There was a mellow light from the candles.
synonyms:
muted, softened
antonyms:
gruff
similar words:
delicate, light, mild, pastel, quieted, soft
definition 4: having the knowledge and sympathy that often comes with experience and age; being without anger.
Our father has gotten mellow over the years and doesn't get upset easily.
synonyms:
tranquil
similar words:
affable, calm, good-natured, placid, serene
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: mellowed, mellowing, mellows
definition: to make or become mellow.
Many fine wines mellow with age.
synonyms:
mature, season
similar words:
age, relent, ripen, soften
derivations: mellowly (adv.), mellowness (n.)
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