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Meaning of mellow

mel•low

Pronunciation: (mel'ō), [key]
— adj., v., n. -er, -est,
—adj.
  1. soft, sweet, and full-flavored from ripeness, as fruit.
  2. well-matured, as wines.
  3. soft and rich, as sound, tones, color, or light.
  4. made gentle and compassionate by age or maturity; softened.
  5. friable or loamy, as soil.
  6. mildly and pleasantly intoxicated or high.
  7. pleasantly agreeable; free from tension, discord, etc.: a mellow neighborhood.
  8. affably relaxed; easygoing; genial: a mellow teacher who is very popular with her students.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to make or become mellow.
  2. After final exams let's go down to the beach and mellow out.
    1. to become detached from worry, strife, stress, etc.; relax:After final exams let's go down to the beach and mellow out.
    2. to make more relaxed, agreeable, workable, etc.; soften or smooth:Chopin really mellows me out when I'm feeling tense.
—n.
  1. a state, atmosphere, or mood of ease and gentle relaxation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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