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verb [intransitive/transitive] mellow pronunciation in American English /ˈmeloʊ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theymellow
he/she/itmellows
present participlemellowing
past tensemellowed
past participlemellowed
  1. 1
    if you mellow, or if something mellows you, you become gentler, wiser, and easier to talk to, especially because of age or experience

    She’s mellowed a lot over the years.

  2. 2
    if colors mellow, or if something mellows them, they become softer, warmer, and less bright

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