mellow ( mellower comparative) ( mellowest superlative) ( mellows 3rd person present) ( mellowing present participle) ( mellowed past tense & past participle )
1 adj Mellow is used to describe things that have a pleasant, soft, rich colour, usually red, orange, yellow, or brown.
usu ADJ n/colour
...the softer, mellower light of evening.
2 adj A mellow sound or flavour is pleasant, smooth, and rich.
His voice was deep and mellow and his speech had a soothing and comforting quality., ...a delightfully mellow, soft and balanced wine.
3 verb If someone mellows or if something mellows them, they become kinder or less extreme in their behaviour, especially as a result of growing older.
When the children married and had children of their own, he mellowed a little... V
Marriage had not mellowed him. V n
Mellow is also an adjective., adj
Is she more mellow and tolerant?
4 adj If someone is mellow, they feel very relaxed and cheerful, especially as the result of alcohol or good food.
INFORMAL He'd had a few glasses of champagne himself and was fairly mellow...
Traduction Dictionnaire Collins Anglais - Cobuild
1 delicate, full-flavoured, juicy, mature, perfect, rich, ripe, soft, sweet, well-matured
2 dulcet, euphonic, full, mellifluous, melodious, rich, rounded, smooth, sweet, tuneful, well-tuned
3 cheerful, cordial, elevated, expansive, genial, half-tipsy, happy, jolly, jovial, merry (Brit. informal) relaxed
4 develop, improve, mature, perfect, ripen, season, soften, sweeten
1 green, immature, raw, sour, unripe
vb brutalize, harden
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