mellowing mellowing  /ˈmɛ loʊ ɪŋ/


  • (n) the process of becoming mellow


  1. Gang veterans say the gangs are aging, with members mellowing as they become parents themselves.
  2. It's chic, it's mellowing, and some think it's funny.
  3. Politically, however, Arafat appeared to be mellowing, or at least reconsidering tactics.


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    Songs Cycled is opaque and entirely accessible. [Jun 2013, p.80] There's a handful of new material, all displaying superb arranger's skill. His unusual voice has improved too, broadening and mellowing from that nervous tenor of old.
    on July 23, 2013     Source: metacritic


  1. "All the crap that they tell you about ...... getting joy, and having a kind of wisdom in your golden years -- it's all tripe," said Allen, who turns 70 on December 1. "I've gained no wisdom, no insight, no mellowing. I would make all the...
    on Nov 1, 2005 By: Woody Allen Source: Back Stage

  2. "The affair between Boston and Ted Williams," Updike wrote, "has been no mere summer romance; it has been a marriage, composed of spats, mutual disappointments and, towards the end, a mellowing hoard of shared memories. It falls into three...
    on Feb 2, 2009 By: John Updike Source: WA today

  3. "Oh no, not me, uh-uh," Sheila E says. "I don't know what they're doing but I'm not [mellowing]. No, it won't be that. It'll be a little bit of everything."
    on May 20, 2010 By: Sheila E Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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