Pronunciation: (mel'ō),[key] —adj.,-er, -est, —v., n.
—adj. 1. soft, sweet, and full-flavored from ripeness, as fruit.
2. well-matured, as wines.
3. soft and rich, as sound, tones, color, or light.
4. made gentle and compassionate by age or maturity; softened.
5. friable or loamy, as soil.
6. mildly and pleasantly intoxicated or high.
7. pleasantly agreeable; free from tension, discord, etc.: a mellow neighborhood. 8. affably relaxed; easygoing; genial: a mellow teacher who is very popular with her students.
—v.t., v.i. 1. to make or become mellow.
2. mellow out,Slang. a. to become detached from worry, strife, stress, etc.; relax: After final exams let's go down to the beach and mellow out. b. to make more relaxed, agreeable, workable, etc.; soften or smooth: Chopin really mellows me out when I'm feeling tense.
—n. Slang.a state, atmosphere, or mood of ease and gentle relaxation.