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Definition of mellow adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (mellower, mellowest)
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  1. 1(of color or sound) soft, rich, and pleasant mellow autumn colors Mellow music and lighting helped to create the right atmosphere. The leaves looked golden in the mellow afternoon light.
  2. 2(of a taste or flavor) smooth and pleasant a mellow, fruity wine coffee with a full mellow flavor
  3. 3(of people) calm, gentle, and reasonable because of age or experience Dad's certainly grown mellower with age.
  4. 4(informal) (of people) relaxed, calm, and happy, especially after drinking alcohol After two glasses of wine, I was feeling mellow.
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