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Adjective: mellow (mellower,mellowest)  me-low
  1. Unhurried and relaxed
    "a mellow conversation";
    - laid-back
     
  2. Having a full and pleasing flavour through proper aging
    "a mellow port";
    - mellowed
     
  3. Having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience
    "the peace of mellow age"; "mellow wisdom";
    - mellowed
     
  4. Having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience
    "mellow wisdom"; "the peace of mellow age"
     
  5. Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
    - high
Verb: mellow  me-low
  1. Soften, make mellow
    "Age and experience mellowed him over the years"
     
  2. Become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial
    "With age, he mellowed";
    - melt, mellow out
     
  3. Make or grow (more) mellow
    "These apples need to mellow a bit more"; "The sun mellowed the fruit"
Adverb: mellow  me-low
Usage: archaic
  1. In a mellow manner
    - mellowly [archaic]

Derived forms: mellows, mellower, mellowest, mellowing, mellowed

See also: drunk, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, mature, relaxed, ripe, soft

Type of: change, soften

Encyclopedia: Mellow