[mel-oh] /ˈmɛl oʊ/
adjective, mellower, mellowest.
soft, sweet, and full-flavored from ripeness, as fruit.
well-matured, as wines.
soft and rich, as sound, tones, color, or light.
made gentle and compassionate by age or maturity; softened.
friable or loamy, as soil.
mildly and pleasantly intoxicated or high.
pleasantly agreeable; free from tension, discord, etc.:
a mellow neighborhood.
affably relaxed; easygoing; genial:
a mellow teacher who is very popular with her students.
verb (used with or without object)
to make or become mellow.
Slang. a state, atmosphere, or mood of ease and gentle relaxation.
mellow out, Slang.
(esp of fruits) full-flavoured; sweet; ripe
(esp of wines) well-matured
(esp of colours or sounds) soft or rich
kind-hearted, esp through maturity or old age
genial, as through the effects of alcohol
(of soil) soft and loamy
to make or become mellow; soften; mature
(foll by out) to become calm and relaxed or (esp of a drug) to have a calming or relaxing effect on (someone)
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.
1570s, from mellow (adj.). Related: Mellowed; mellowing.
A close friend; buddy (1950s+ Cool use)
mellow out (1980s+ Students)
- Mellow yellow
noun LSD Word Origin 1967 Usage Note slang noun A banana peel used as an intoxicant; also, lsd (1967+)
[mey-loh; Spanish me-law] /ˈmeɪ loʊ; Spanish ˈmɛ lɔ/ noun 1. a city in NE Uruguay.
[muh-loh-dee-uh n] /məˈloʊ di ən/ noun 1. a small reed organ. 2. a kind of accordion. /mɪˈləʊdɪən/ noun (music) 1. a type of small accordion 2. a type of keyboard instrument similar to the harmonium n. 1847, variant of melodion, from German Melopdoin, from Melodie, from Old French melodie (see melody).
[muh-loh-dee-uh] /məˈloʊ di ə/ noun 1. an 8 feet (2.4 meters) wooden flue-pipe stop organ resembling the clarabella in tone.