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The mellowness of its old-fashioned, tarnished decoration was gone.

But these terms, irritation, mellowness, appeared gross when applied to her.

His embarrassment vanished in the mellowness of that laughter.

In the air was an autumn mellowness that had not been there the day before.

The painting was illuminated with the mellowness of a tropical sunset.

Not a morsel of it but was full of mellowness, and sweet flavour, and fragrance.

It is this which gives depth, solidity, and mellowness to the character.

It simply gives temper to the blade, and mellowness to the intellect.

All of which contributes to its healthfulness, mellowness and aroma.

Not a morsel of it but was full of mellowness, and sweet flavor, and fragrance.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., melwe "soft, sweet, juicy" (of ripe fruit), perhaps related to melowe, variant of mele "ground grain" (see meal (2)), influenced by Middle English merow "soft, tender," from Old English mearu. Meaning "slightly drunk" is from 1680s. Mellow yellow "banana peel smoked in an effort to get high" is from 1967. Related: Mellowly; mellowness.

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