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"mellow" in British English

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mellowadjective

uk   /ˈmel.əʊ/ us   /ˈmel.oʊ/

mellowverb

uk   /ˈmel.əʊ/ us   /ˈmel.oʊ/
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"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 bright orange of the fresh paint mellowed as it dried. [T] Those medicinal herbs can be mixed with more appetizing herbs (= herbs that taste better) to mellow their flavors.
  • 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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