Mellow Mel"low, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mellowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mellowing}.] To make mellow. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

If the Weather prove frosty to mellow it [the ground], they do not plow it again till April. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

The fervor of early feeling is tempered and mellowed by the ripeness of age. --J. C. Shairp. [1913 Webster]

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  • mellowed — adj. 1. having a mild and pleasing flavor through proper aging. Syn: mellow. [WordNet 1.5] 2. having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience; of people. Syn: gentle, mellow. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mellowed — un·mellowed; …   English syllables

  • mellowed — adjective 1. having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging a mellow port mellowed fruit • Syn: ↑mellow • Similar to: ↑ripe, ↑mature • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mellowed — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. mature, ripened, softened; see matured , ripe 1 , 2 , soft 2 , 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • mellowed — mel·low || meləʊ v. soften; become soft; make gentle, calm; ripen, age adj. sweet; soft, ripe; made better with age; full, rich and pleasant; calm; content drugged, drunk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mellowed — /ˈmɛloʊd/ (say melohd) adjective 1. softened, toned down or improved, as if by ripening. 2. kinder and more temperate in one s views, especially in maturity or old age …   Australian English dictionary

  • mellow — mel|low1 [ˈmeləu US lou] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not bright)¦ 2¦(not loud or harsh)¦ 3¦(not strong in flavour)¦ 4¦(not strict)¦ 5¦(relaxed)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Perhaps from Old English melu; MEAL] 1.) ¦(NOT BRIGHT)¦ a mellow …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mellow out — verb become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial With age, he mellowed • Syn: ↑mellow, ↑melt • Derivationally related forms: ↑mellowing (for: ↑mellow) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • mellow — 1 adjective 1 a mellow colour or light looks soft, warm, and not too bright: the mellow, golden light of early evening | mellow shades of brown and orange 2 a mellow sound is pleasant and smooth: the mellow sound of a trombone | a friendly,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mellow — [[t]me̱loʊ[/t]] mellower, mellowest, mellows, mellowing, mellowed 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n/colour Mellow is used to describe things that have a pleasant, soft, rich colour, usually red, orange, yellow, or brown. ...a classic Queen Anne house of… …   English dictionary

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