mellow Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"mellow" in British English

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mellowadjective

uk   /ˈmel.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/

mellow adjective (SMOOTH)

smooth and ​soft, or not too ​sharp, ​bright, new, or ​rough: mellow ​flavours mellow ​sounds mellow ​autumnsunlight

mellow adjective (RELAXED)

relaxed and ​pleasant or not ​severe: a mellow ​mood/​atmosphere After a few ​drinks, he ​became very mellow.

mellowverb

uk   /ˈmel.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/

mellow verb (BECOME SOFTER)

[I] to ​becomesofter and more ​developed in a ​pleasing way: The ​brickwork will mellow over the ​years so that it ​blends with the ​surroundings.

mellow verb (BECOME RELAXED)

[I or T] to ​become more ​relaxed: She used to be very ​impatient, but she's mellowed over ​time. The ​years have mellowed her.US informal Oh, don't be so ​tough on yourself, Bill - mellow out (= ​become more ​relaxed and less ​severe).
(Definition of mellow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mellow" in American English

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mellowadjective

 us   /ˈmel·oʊ/

mellow adjective (SMOOTH)

pleasing because of being ​smooth, ​soft, or well ​developed and not too ​sharp, ​bright, new, or ​rough: a mellow ​flavor/​tone

mellow adjective (RELAXED)

(of a ​person or ​mood) ​relaxed and ​pleasant: He ​looks mellow on ​stage, but he’s always ​tense before the show.

mellowverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈmel·oʊ/

mellow verb [I/T] (SOFTEN)

to ​become more ​pleasing because of ​becoming more ​smooth, ​soft, or well ​developed and less ​sharp, ​bright, new, or ​rough: [I] The ​brightorange of the ​freshpaint mellowed as it ​dried. [T] Those ​medicinalherbs can be ​mixed with more ​appetizingherbs (= ​herbs that ​tastebetter) to mellow ​theirflavors.

mellow verb [I/T] (RELAX)

(of a ​person or ​mood) to ​become more ​relaxed and ​pleasant: [I] She used to be very ​impatient, but she’s mellowed.
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(Definition of mellow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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