mellow out


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mellow out become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial "With age, he mellowed"
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  • Jennifer Capriati
    Jennifer Capriati
    “You have to block everything out and be extremely focused and be relaxed and mellow too.”


In literature:

As it vanished, the mellow notes of the trumpets rolled out once more.
"Allen Quatermain" by H. Rider Haggard
Three single strokes, one after another, burst out explosively, dying away in deep and mellow vibrations.
"Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard" by Joseph Conrad
She leaned her head out of the window, and heard the mellow Sunday evening roar of the city as of a sea at ebb.
"Rhoda Fleming, Complete" by George Meredith
In a mellow, soothing tone she called out to the cow, and Henley recognized the voice.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
The boys make flutes of young bamboo-stalks which are very accurate, and give out a peculiar mellow tone.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
After having arranged for drainage, work over the soil thrown out of the bed until it is as fine and mellow as it can possibly be made.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
The deep, mellow tones of the bell were booming out their landing signal as the steamer shot into the shadow of a high, rocky cliff.
"Starlight Ranch" by Charles King
Anyway, his voice went all mellow and gentle, boomin' out soft an' in his throat, all over the house.
"Friendship Village" by Zona Gale
Venus shone out with mellow brilliance a little to the right of the church.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
Away, out of sound of his mellow laughter, she is the spirit that haunts lonely places.
"The Vagabond in Literature" by Arthur Rickett

In poetry:

Ring out, O bells, in joyful chime!
Again we hail the Christmas time;
In melting, mellow atmosphere,
The crown and glory of the year.
"Christmas Bells" by Hattie Howard
How sweet to find a leafy nook,
When bees are out, and Day burns mute,
Where you may hear a passion’d brook
Play past you, like a mellow flute!
"To - -" by Henry Kendall
The year laughs out for very joy,
Its silver treble echoing
Like a sweet anthem through the woods,
Till mellowed by the solitudes
It folds its glossy wing.
"Harvest Hymn" by Charles Sangster
Alas! how changed from the fair scene,
When birds sang out their mellow lay,
And winds were soft, and woods were green,
And the song ceased not with the day!
"Earlier Poems : Woods In Winter" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Between the pasture bars the wondering cattle
Stared wistfully, and from their mellow bells
Shook out a welcoming whose dreamy rattle
Fell swooningly away in faint farewells.
"The Lost Path" by James Whitcomb Riley
Speed thou upon thy white swans' wings,
And elsewhere deign to mellow
With thy soft arts the anguished hearts
Of swains that writhe and bellow;
And right away seek out, I pray,
Young Paullus,--he's your fellow!
"To Mother Venus" by Eugene Field

In news:

Apparently, not all of the dudes and dudettes swaying to the rhythm at Schwagstock were there to mellow out.
A whole head of garlic, minced, gives this simple Greek fisherman's stew gutsy flavor, but don't worry—it mellows out considerably while cooking.
The natural fats in almond oil and the sweet zing of sun-dried tomatoes mellow out the distinctive bitterness of dandelion greens in this fresh spring salad.
Sedgwick (Dischord) The Odds The Evens Dischord New albums from longtime DC punk musicians who haven't mellowed out.
Minneapolis surf-punks Howler play a high-powered, scuzzed-out set of songs live on KEXP from Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop in Austin during SXSW 2012.
Mellowing Out But Unbowed.
On his third solo album as Atlas Sound, Bradford Cox mellows out a bit.
The mellow Brooklyn rapper's second mixtape this year, '51,' is out now.
As a result of its health-conscious 'tude, Mellow Mushroom churns out unique, tasty finger food, um, dude.
"This gay friendly restaurant bar serves eclectic, to-die-for food, but the mellow and welcoming ambiance set by color-changing lights, music, and nouveau decor makes for an all around great evening," editors wrote.
So we are steering clear of any ideas that come out of us that might be of the more poppy or mellow nature, and we're concentrating on this being a very in-your-face and heavy record.
Smoking marijuana can mean different things to different people -- for some, anxiety and paranoia can set in, while others mellow out.
For those wondering if Green Day had mellowed out in their older years, we present Billie Joe Armstrong's f-bomb filled tirade at the Las Vegas-based iHeartRadio Music Festival.
She Rose rises out of Bard College this week to grace the Bowery Electric with some mellow music on the past, the present and today.
All that mellowness cleared out aggression.