MEL'LOW, adjective [Latin mollis, malus.]
1. Soft with ripeness; easily yielding to pressure; as a mellow peach or apple; mellow fruit.
2. Soft to the ear; as a mellow sound; a mellow pipe.
3. Soft; well pulverized; not indurated or compact; as mellow ground or earth.
4. Soft and smooth to the taste; as mellow wine.
5. Soft with liquor; intoxicated; merry.
6. Soft or easy to the eye.
The tender flush whose mellow stain imbues
Heaven with all freaks of light.
MEL'LOW, verb transitive To ripen; to bring to maturity; to soften by ripeness or age.
On foreign mountains may the sun refine
The grape's soft juice and mellow it to wine.
1. To soften; to pulverize. Earth is mellowed by frost.
2. To mature; to bring to perfection.
This episode--mellowed into that reputation which time has given it.
MEL'LOW, verb intransitive To become soft; to be ripened, matured or brought to perfection. Fruit, when taken from the tree, soon mellows. Wine mellows with age.