• WordNet 3.6
    • adj mellowed having attained to kindliness or gentleness through age and experience "mellow wisdom","the peace of mellow age"
    • adj mellowed having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging "a mellow port","mellowed fruit"
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  • Washington Irving
    “Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”
  • Woody Allen
    “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
    “A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”


In literature:

Indeed I am willing to hope that our acquaintance has well nigh mellowed into friendship.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
William attended a mixed school because his parents hoped that feminine influence might have a mellowing effect upon his character.
"More William" by Richmal Crompton
In slow and mellow fashion he was ripening into slothful and comfortable atrophy.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
Personally, we have always wanted a little gray house mellowed by the summers and winters of at least a century.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
At full length, hands under heads, brains mellowed by brandy, the men summed up the situation.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
Now we follow the Tiber, a swollen, hurrying, turbid river, in which the mellowing Western sky reflects itself.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
When I was a boy on the old farm, the bright, warm, midsummer days were canopied with the mellow hum of insects.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
A sheen of the Sun's corona was mingled with it; and from forward came the radiance of the asteroid's mellow silver glow.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Robert idealizes everything mellowed by age, from pictures and literature to laws and institutions.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
This will mellow the surface and cover the guano without disturbing the sod.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris

In poetry:

O'er the fair woods the sun looks down
Upon the many-twinkling leaves,
And twilight's mellow shades are brown,
Where darkly the green turf upheaves.
"Dirge Over A Nameless Grave" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And for her windows curtains white,
With birds in flight and flowers in bloom,
To face with pride the road to town,
And mellow down her sunlit room.
"Had I A Golden Pound (After The Irish)" by Francis Ledwidge
And every mellow-throated bird
That ever sang the trees among
Seemed singing there, with one sweet word—
“Love! Love!” on every little tongue.
"The Two Keys" by Victor James Daley
Each thing to its own depth was stirr'd,
Leaf, flower, and heaven's moving cloud,
As still he piped, that stranger bird,
His mellow May-song clear and loud.
"The Cuckoo" by Alexander Anderson
And you with love and friendship still
Have teemed, as teem your hills with wine,
And, through the seasons good or ill,
Have made their mellow vintage mine.
"Florence" by Alfred Austin
As mummy was prized for a rich hue
The painter no elsewhere could find,
So 'twas buried men's thinking with which you
Gave the ripe mellow tone to your mind.
"Franciscus De Verulamio Sic Cogitavit" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

"Anti-energy" drink Marley's Mellow Mood sold to students in N.J. Marley's Mellow Mood.
Mellow was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison.
Mellow gets prison in 'Bonusgate'.
Mellow , the longtime state Senate leader, after his sentencing.
Two years to the day after he left the Senate, former Senate Democratic Leader Robert J Mellow was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for misusing taxpayer dollars for political purposes while he was a senator.
Lawmaker Mellow gets 16 months in prison.
SCRANTON, Pa.—Robert Mellow , a former leader of Pennsylvania's Senate Democrats whose portrait hangs in the state Capitol, was sentenced Friday to 16 months in prison on public corruption charges.
Mellow Lunch for Romney, Obama.
Mellow but fed up, California town aims to give pot growers a reason to leave.
All Blogs On The Download Boston Accents 11.05.12: Post-Aerosmith edition with Dirty Virgins, Juliana Hatfield, Sunset Hearts, Animal Talk, Mellow Bravo.
How did he get so mellow .
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler deliver a warm, mellow night at Hollywood Bowl.
After march through downtown, mellow group convenes at Frank Ogawa Plaza.
Mellow Mushroom is a chain, but its three locally-owned and -operated locations have won over the locals with hip decor, beer-centricity, and, of course, good pizza.
Cops Harsh TCU's Mellow While Booze Flows.