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Topic: COLOURS

Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Perhaps from Old English melu; MEAL

mellow

1 adjective
     
mel‧low1
1

not bright

CC a mellow colour or light looks soft, warm, and not too bright:
the mellow golden light of early evening
2

not loud or harsh

C a mellow sound is pleasant and smooth:
a warm, mellow voice
3

not strong in flavour

DF mellow wine or fruit has a smooth, pleasant taste:
its smooth, mellow flavour
4

not strict

someone who is mellow is gentle and calm and does not criticize other people, because they have a lot of experience of life
5

relaxed

if you feel mellow, you feel calm and relaxed, especially after drinking alcohol
mellowness noun [uncountable]
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