mellowness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mellowness geniality, as through the effects of alcohol or marijuana
    • n mellowness a soft shade of a color "a mellowness of light and shade not attainable in marble"
    • n mellowness the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing "the music had a fullness that echoed through the hall","the cheap wine had no body, no mellowness","he was well aware of the richness of his own appearance"
    • n mellowness a taste (especially of fruit) that is ripe and of full flavor
    • n mellowness kindheartedness through maturity or old age
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mellowness Quality or state of being mellow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mellowness The state or quality of being mellow, in any sense of that word.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mellowness softness: maturity
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Quotations

  • Washington Irving
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    “Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”
  • Woody Allen
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    “I don't respond well to mellow, you know what I mean, I have a tendency to... if I get too mellow, I ripen and then rot.”
  • Jennifer Capriati
    Jennifer Capriati
    “You have to block everything out and be extremely focused and be relaxed and mellow too.”
  • Washington Irving
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    “A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mearu, soft; Dut. murw, mollig, L. mollis, Gr. malakos.

Usage

In literature:

Through an open door Marat heard her mellow voice and gave orders that she should be admitted.
"Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete" by Lyndon Orr
The crackle of it rose above the beat of the rain on the roof, and the air was already mellowing with the warmth of it.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
His voice was mellow with sincere feeling.
"When Egypt Went Broke" by Holman Day
Her radiance, without dust or fog or forest-smoke to impede its way, was like the mellow glow of half-day.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
The warm mellow afternoon sunshine wrapped them about.
"A Texas Ranger" by William MacLeod Raine
It was mellow, too, with an organ note that comes of a mighty lung and throat, and of pure air breathed all the year around.
"The Guns of Shiloh" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Mellowness and a sober sweetness were in the tone.
"The Weavers, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
The cottage room was mysterious with a mellow light.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
Now, then, he found the advantage of the dissensions with each other which he had either sown or mellowed in our breasts.
"Devereux, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Clear and mellow her voice sounded in the night air.
"The King in Yellow" by Robert W. Chambers
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In poetry:

But with thy mellow song
Cheered is his heart;
Sing then thy happy song,
Such is thy part.
"Songs Of The Season" by Alexander Bathgate
Apples in the orchard
Mellowing one by one;
Strawberries upturning
Soft cheeks to the sun;
"Marjorie’s Almanac" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
In summer's mellow midnight,
A cloudless moon shone through
Our open parlour window,
And rose-trees wet with dew.
"The Night-Wind" by Emily Jane Bronte
I love to see, from the rising sun
Each terrace gain its crown,
When the splendid dawn hath just begun,
From the crest of the mountain it hath won,
To gild the vine-rows one by one,
As the mellow glow creeps down.
"After The Vintage" by John Lawson Stoddard
O bronzen pines, evening of gold and blue,
Steep mellow slope, brimmed twilit pools below,
Hushed trees, still vale dissolving in the dew,
Farewell. Farewell. There is no more to do.
We have been happy. Happy now I go.
"Farewell" by Robert Nichols
Loud and clear was their mellow song
On the morning air, as they strode along.
And the reaper clashed on its yellow track,
And the song of the driver answered back
To the harvesters, as they bound the wheat
That sheaf on sheaf lay at their feet.
""One Was Taken, And One Was Left"" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Follow Mellow Mushroom, Get Free Pretzels, Possibly Also Free Pizza For A Year.
Sometimes it even rocks to be mellow.
The average band often mellows as it gets older — its songs get more ornate, less urgent, the focus gets fuzzier.
She will harsh your mellow.
Mellowing Jeff Tweedy Trades His Denim for Cords.
Under gorgeous, sun-filled skies, eighteen acts performed in front of mellow, appreciative crowds.
With the opening of the grand new Mellow Mushroom in Avondale's emerging retail district, diners were faced with a dilemma: So many restaurants.
The bluesy folk of SF singer/songwriter Andy Cabic and his band Vetiver fills the KEXP studio for this mellow live set.
But as we'll learn, it's best not to let the mellow mood set the bar for your expectations of Andy Cabic and Vetiver .
Unlike other pickles, it does not need to mellow and can be used immediately.
Letters praising Robert Mellow expose state's fatal taint.
In a sentencing memorandum filed Monday, prosecutors compared Senate Democratic leader Robert Mellow offenses to other top legislators who were charged with similar crimes in a state corruption probe.
They argue a probationary sentence would be sufficient, given Mellow's history, age and health issues.
Mellow served in the state Senate for 40 years and helped pass legislation that had a "dramatic and positive impact" on the lives of his constituents, the attorneys said.
Former Senator Bob Mellow leaves the William J Nealon Federal Building and US Courthouse after pleading guilty Wednesday.
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