Mellow

Definition of Mellow

Mel´low
a.1.
1.Soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp; as, a mellow apple.
2.Easily worked or penetrated; not hard or rigid; as, a mellow soil.
The tender flush whose mellow stain imbues
Heaven with all freaks of light.
- Percival.
3.Well matured; softened by years; genial; jovial.
May health return to mellow age.
- Wordsworth.
As merry and mellow an old bachelor as ever followed a hound.
- W. Irving.
4.Warmed by liquor; slightly intoxicated.
v. t.1.To make mellow.
[imp. & p. p. Mellowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mellowing.]
If the Weather prove frosty to mellow it [the ground], they do not plow it again till April.
- Mortimer.
The fervor of early feeling is tempered and mellowed by the ripeness of age.
- J. C. Shairp.
v. i.1.To become mellow; as, ripe fruit soon mellows.

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