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Definition of "mellow" []

  • Soft, sweet, juicy, and full-flavored because of ripeness: a mellow fruit. (adjective)
  • Suggesting softness or sweetness: "The mellow air brought in the feel of imminent autumn” ( Thomas Hardy). (adjective)
  • Rich and soft in quality: a mellow sound; a mellow wine. (adjective)
  • Having the gentleness, wisdom, or tolerance often characteristic of maturity. (adjective)
  • Relaxed and unhurried; easygoing: a mellow friend; a mellow conversation. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mellow" in a sentence
  • "The amenities of life spring up only in mellow lands, where the sun is warm and the earth fat."
  • "A little scrambling and tearing through vines soon brought the children down to the banks of a broad, rather shallow river, whose waters were of that lustrous yellow-brown which makes every stone gleam up from the bottom in mellow colors, like the tints through the varnish of an old picture."
  • "Seriously, I don’t like the eye doc appointments at all … sorry your day was such a large adventure, sometimes mellow is better than certain types of excitement … on February 5, 2008 at 10: 51 am | Reply Deutlich omg. i could hardly finish reading this without LITERALLY squirming in my chair because ow ow ow and ew ew ew and aaaaaaahhhhh squicked! that’s what i am. eye docs and dentists?"