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MELLOW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mellow mean? 

MELLOW (adjective)
  The adjective MELLOW has 5 senses:

1. unhurried and relaxed
2. having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging
3. having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience
4. having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience
5. slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)

  Familiarity information: MELLOW used as an adjective is common.


MELLOW (verb)
  The verb MELLOW has 3 senses:

1. soften, make mellow
2. become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial
3. make or grow (more) mellow

  Familiarity information: MELLOW used as a verb is uncommon.


MELLOW (adverb)
  The adverb MELLOW has 1 sense:

1. (obsolete) in a mellow manner

  Familiarity information: MELLOW used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MELLOW (adjective)


Sense 1mellow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unhurried and relaxed

Synonyms:

laid-back; mellow

Context example:

a mellow conversation

Similar:

relaxed (without strain or anxiety)


Sense 2mellow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging

Synonyms:

mellowed; mellow

Context examples:

a mellow port / mellowed fruit

Similar:

mature; ripe (fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used)


Sense 3mellow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience

Synonyms:

mellowed; mellow

Context examples:

mellow wisdom / the peace of mellow age

Similar:

mature (characteristic of maturity)


Sense 4mellow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience

Context examples:

mellow wisdom / the peace of mellow age

Similar:

soft (compassionate and kind; conciliatory)


Sense 5mellow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)

Synonyms:

mellow; high

Similar:

drunk; inebriated; intoxicated (stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol))


MELLOW (verb)


Sense 1mellow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Soften, make mellow

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Age and experience mellowed him over the years

Hypernyms (to "mellow" is one way to...):

soften (make soft or softer)

Cause:

mellow (make or grow (more) mellow)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2mellow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

mellow out; mellow; melt

Context example:

With age, he mellowed

Hypernyms (to "mellow" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3mellow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make or grow (more) mellow

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

These apples need to mellow a bit more / The sun mellowed the fruit

Hypernyms (to "mellow" is one way to...):

soften (become soft or softer)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something ----s something


MELLOW (adverb)


Sense 1mellow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(obsolete) in a mellow manner

Synonyms:

mellow; mellowly

Domain usage:

archaicism; archaism (the use of an archaic expression)


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