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mellow

mel·low

mellow

 
pronunciation:
me lo
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb & intransitive verb
phrases:
mellow out
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: mellower, mellowest
definition 1: of fruit, ripely soft, juicy, and flavorful.
The peaches have turned mellow.
similar words:
delicious, flavorful, juicy, luscious, ripe, soft, succulent, sweet, tender
definition 2: rich and with the harshness removed, as by aging.
We enjoyed a nice, mellow wine.
synonyms:
full-bodied, mature
antonyms:
sharp
similar words:
aged, mild, rich, seasoned, smooth
definition 3: toned down, as light, color, or sound.
The candles produced a mellow light.
synonyms:
muted, softened, subdued
antonyms:
gruff
similar words:
delicate, light, mild, pastel, quieted, soft, subtle, tempered
definition 4: having the self-knowledge, sympathetic wisdom, and resignation that often comes with time or experience; being without anger.
He'd been a rebellious young man, but having his own children had made him somewhat mellow.
synonyms:
easygoing, tranquil
antonyms:
choleric
similar words:
affable, calm, good-natured, placid, serene
definition 5: (informal) pleasantly intoxicated or euphoric.
We felt pretty mellow after finishing the bottle of wine.
synonyms:
euphoric, high
similar words:
jolly, jovial, lighthearted, merry
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: mellowed, mellowing, mellows
definition: to make or become mellow.
This wine will mellow with age.She had always disliked her daughter-in-law, but she mellowed in her attitude eventually.
synonyms:
mature, season
similar words:
age, relent, ripen, soften
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phrase: mellow out
derivations: mellowly (adv.), mellowness (n.)
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