Mellowing



[mel-oh] /ˈmɛl oʊ/

adjective, mellower, mellowest.
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.
verb (used with or without object)
9.
to make or become mellow.
noun
10.
Slang. a state, atmosphere, or mood of ease and gentle relaxation.
Verb phrases
11.
mellow out, Slang.

/ˈmɛləʊ/
adjective
1.
(esp of fruits) full-flavoured; sweet; ripe
2.
(esp of wines) well-matured
3.
(esp of colours or sounds) soft or rich
4.
kind-hearted, esp through maturity or old age
5.
genial, as through the effects of alcohol
6.
(of soil) soft and loamy
verb
7.
to make or become mellow; soften; mature
8.
(foll by out) to become calm and relaxed or (esp of a drug) to have a calming or relaxing effect on (someone)
adj.

mid-15c., melwe “soft, sweet, juicy” (of ripe fruit), perhaps related to melowe, variant of mele “ground grain” (see meal (2)), influenced by Middle English merow “soft, tender,” from Old English mearu. Meaning “slightly drunk” is from 1680s. Mellow yellow “banana peel smoked in an effort to get high” is from 1967. Related: Mellowly; mellowness.
v.

1570s, from mellow (adj.). Related: Mellowed; mellowing.

adjective

noun

A close friend; buddy (1950s+ Cool use)

verb

mellow out (1980s+ Students)

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