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mellow

Pronunciation: /ˈmeləʊ/

Translation of mellow in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1.1 [fruit] maduro; [wine] añejo; [sound/voice] dulce, melodioso; [light/color] tenue, suave
    Example sentences
    • As she recalled, his voice was educated and had a pleasant, mellow tone.
    • With its mellow purples, blues, dazzling yellows and reds set in flawless gold the collection is all set to lure you into buying it.
    • The mellow flavour of spring onions make them just as adaptable as regular yellow or white onions, but without the tears.
    Example sentences
    • This is a grape variety which has excellent resistance to disease and rot, but which makes Cabernet Sauvignon look rather mellow.
    • I'm making do with a large glass of rather mellow Cabernet Sauvignon and some very yummy soup my flatmate has made out of everything in our fridge.
    • He chose a Barbaresco wine 1995 (Italian red, naturally), a wonderfully mellow and aromatic wine which, if you can afford it, is excellent.
    Example sentences
    • The cliched image of autumn is that it is a fine season of mellow fruits, golden leaves and cool, bracing sunny days, but this has little bearing on the lives of anyone who lives in a town or city.
    • Peaches sold in here are generally large, juicy, sweet, mellow, scrumptious, delicious, you get the idea.
    • Moist and translucent, it tastes like a mellow orange with a hint of lemon.
    1.2 (mature, calm) [person/mood] apacible, sosegado
    Example sentences
    • The big surprise, of course, was that guy from Japan: Ichiro Suzuki, who captured the fans of two nations with his skillful play and mellow personality.
    • And I had seen Jode's mellow personality melt into passion at simply a glance from Cif.
    • His reflexes seemed a shade slower than his days in Toronto, and his mellow personality differed from Hasek's intense persona.
    1.3 (from alcohol) the wine had made him mellow el vino lo había hecho más afable

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • suavizar* age had mellowed him la edad le había suavizado or endulzado el carácter, la edad le había limado las aristas

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [color/voice] suavizarse*; [views] moderarse; [wine] añejarse he has mellowed with age se le ha suavizado or endulzado el carácter con los años, se le han limado las aristas con los años

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