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  • n. The property of being mellow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Quality or state of being mellow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being mellow, in any sense of that word.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a taste (especially of fruit) that is ripe and of full flavor
  • n. geniality, as through the effects of alcohol or marijuana
  • n. kindheartedness through maturity or old age
  • n. the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing
  • n. a soft shade of a color


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  • But as the wood-wind grows in mellowness and richness, the flute gradually dies away into a secondary theme and the wood-wind alone evolves the melody of a new song.


  • So far, this Christmas is noteworthy for its mellowness, which is a great good thing, that I'm hoping carries over into 2008.

    Holiday Lagniappe

  • After all, the mellowness is the essence; if the years merely age without mellowing a thing, they have done it no good; the same thing new is the more desirable article.

    White Ashes

  • Aichinger in particular distinguishes himself by a warmth and tenderness of feeling bordering on mellowness, which is everywhere imbued with deep devotion.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • Pari, my holiday wish for you is a day of the kind of mellowness Rae has.

    Holiday Lagniappe

  • I didn't really investigate the town so I don't know much about relative "mellowness".

    Mellow,cheap,stops near Matamoros?elsewhere

  • Marijuana facilitates introspection and relaxation, aka "mellowness," as well as enhancing concentration and careful attention to hazards as well as boring work. Main RSS Feed

  • a kind of mellowness now descended on him, a new tolerance with his fellowmen.

    The Way Home

  • In its own quiet way, this makes the song feel as big as a Phil Spector production, though the mellowness is never disturbed.

    Michael Giltz: Music: Revenge Of The Seventies Singer-Songwriter!

  • Mr. Huntsman also projects coolness and sobriety—even a hint of mellowness.

    Huntsman Backers Bank on Dogfight


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