Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To make or become mellow.

Part of speech: adjective

Soft by reason of ripeness; rich in quality.

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Usage examples "mellow":

  1. Sometimes in the evening, later on, when the wheat is nearly ripe, such a shepherd lad will sit under the trees there; and as you pass along the track comes the mellow note of his wooden whistle, from which poor instrument he draws a sweet sound. - "Wild Life in a Southern County", Richard Jefferies.
  2. The mellow light fell on a tall figure lurking at the angle of the road that led past the Shelley cottage. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
  3. All softened together in the distance to a mellow, ruddy, glowing hue over the whole wood country. - "Hills of the Shatemuc", Susan Warner.