mellow

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. soft, rich, ripe; mellifluous; subdued, delicate. See softness, age, drinking. —v. ripen, soften. See change.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Ripe]
Syn. sweet, soft, ripe, mature, perfected, full-flavored, seasoned, aged, cured, tender, well-matured; see also matured , ripe 1 .
Ant. green*, hard, unripe.
2. [Culturally mature]
Syn. gracious, cultured, cordial; see matured .
3. [Easygoing]
Syn. calm, genial, softened; see calm 1 , 2 , friendly 1 , pleasant 1 .
See Synonym Study at ripe .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. gentle mild, softened, easygoing, placid, seasoned, wise, mature.
2. ripe soft, sweet, aged, smooth, full-flavored, rich.
ANT.: 1. immature, aggressive, hard, troubled. 2. green, unripe, immature
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Brought to full flavor and richness by aging: aged, ripe. See YOUTH. 2. Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound: orotund, plangent, resonant, resounding, ringing, rotund, round, sonorous, vibrant. See SOUNDS. II verb To bring or come to full development: age, develop, grow, maturate, mature, ripen. See YOUTH.

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  • Mellow — Mel low, a. [Compar. {Mellower}; superl. {Mellowest}.] [OE. melwe; cf. AS. mearu soft, D. murw, Prov. G. mollig soft, D. malsch, and E. meal flour.] [1913 Webster] 1. Soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp; as, a mellow apple …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mellow — may refer to: Mellow (Maria Mena album), 2004 Mellow (Donovan album), 1997 Mellow (band) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an inte …   Wikipedia

  • Mellow — Mel low, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mellowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mellowing}.] To make mellow. Shak. [1913 Webster] If the Weather prove frosty to mellow it [the ground], they do not plow it again till April. Mortimer. [1913 Webster] The fervor of early… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mellow — Mel low, v. i. To become mellow; as, ripe fruit soon mellows. Prosperity begins to mellow. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mellow — [mel′ō] adj. [ME melwe, ripe, prob. < or akin to OE melu (see MEAL2), Fl meluw, soft, mellow] 1. soft, sweet, and juicy because ripe: said of fruit 2. full flavored; matured; not acid or bitter: said of wine, etc. 3. full, rich, soft, and… …   English World dictionary

  • mellow — [adj] ripe, mature; softened aged, cultured, cured, delicate, developed, dulcet, flavorful, full, full flavored, fully developed, juicy, matured, mellifluent, mellifluous, melodious, perfect, perfected, rich, ripened, rounded, sapid, savory,… …   New thesaurus

  • mellow — ► ADJECTIVE 1) pleasantly smooth or soft in sound, taste, or colour. 2) relaxed and good humoured. ► VERB ▪ make or become mellow. ORIGIN perhaps related to MEAL(Cf. ↑meal) …   English terms dictionary

  • mellow — index mollify, orotund, pacify, ripe Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • mellow — ripe, matured, *mature, adult, grown up Analogous words: *tender, warm, sympathetic, responsive, warmhearted Antonyms: unmellow: green Contrasted words: raw, crude, callow, uncouth, *rude, rough …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mellow — 1 adjective 1 a mellow colour or light looks soft, warm, and not too bright: the mellow, golden light of early evening | mellow shades of brown and orange 2 a mellow sound is pleasant and smooth: the mellow sound of a trombone | a friendly,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mellow — mel|low1 [ˈmeləu US lou] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not bright)¦ 2¦(not loud or harsh)¦ 3¦(not strong in flavour)¦ 4¦(not strict)¦ 5¦(relaxed)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Perhaps from Old English melu; MEAL] 1.) ¦(NOT BRIGHT)¦ a mellow …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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