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mellow out

 
1. to become less angry. When you mellow out, maybe we can talk. Come on, man, stop yelling and mellow out!
2. to become generally more relaxed. Gary was nearly forty before he started to mellow out a little and take life less seriously. After his illness, he mellowed out and seemed more glad to be alive.
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mellow out

to become more relaxed I used to get upset about my golf game, but now I've mellowed out a little bit and it doesn't bother me so much.
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mellow out

Become genial or pleasant, calm down, relax, as in The teacher mellowed out when they explained what had happened. This expression uses mellow in the sense of "ripening," with the connotation of softness and sweetness. [Slang; late 1900s]
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mellow out

v. Slang
1. To make someone relax; cause someone to become more genial and pleasant: A nice cool drink would mellow me out right now. A nap might mellow out the kids.
2. To relax; become genial and pleasant: Hey, don't get so upset; just mellow out! We stayed at home and mellowed out all day.
3. To make something less intense or less striking: I added some white to the paint to mellow the color out a little bit. We added candles to mellow out the atmosphere.
See also: mellow, out

mellow

1. mod. relaxed; untroubled; laid back. She is the mellowest fox I know.
2. mod. slightly alcohol or drug intoxicated. I got mellow and stopped drinking right there.

mellow out

1. in. to calm down; to get less angry. When you mellow out, maybe we can talk.
2. in. to become generally more relaxed; to grow less contentious. After his illness, he mellowed out and seemed more glad to be alive.
See also: mellow, out
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Le Meridien, Rio de Janeiro Towering 37 stories over the white sands and Speedo-clad men of Copacabana, Le Meridien is the tallest hotel in the area, blending French cuisine and service with Brazilian mellowness.
Even the soundtrack's mellowness and bitter tunes, and offbeat tempo leaning towards the banal dim-themed and grim-colored locations contributed to 21 Grams' charged up atmosphere.
The espresso is described as a rich coffee with a dark caramel twist, with the cafetiere blend full-bodied with a fruity mellowness.
Several halves of the local brew later, a mellowness set in and our stress just melted away.
Briton Martin Cousin, famous for his film work as a piano "double" for film actors, said it had "plenty of colours and bite for solo recitals and enough mellowness and warmth for chamber music".
These writers depart from the commonly held notion that the dusk of one's life is a period of mellowness and reconciliation.
Denis Donoghue describes a new mellowness in the academy, a new "concessiveness apparent in a good deal of contemporary scholarship" (9), which Alexander Nehamas terms the "return of the beautiful" (393).
The lovers of music describe the slight differences among the players or the conductors, concentrating upon the sounds so as to listen to even slightest movements of the melodies or the mellowness of each sound.
Another reason was China's demonstrated diplomatic mellowness, shown in its initiative in brokering a negotiation to resolve the international crisis surrounding North Korean nuclear weapons.
In aging, tequila acquires a natural golden color and begins to show a surprising mellowness while still retaining its inherent taste profile.
At points, they were almost like Pink Floyd in their mellowness.
Cognac's balance of fruitiness and acidity, its mellowness and mixabilty, make it a perfect brown spirit to accompany food, especially rich dishes.
But as one might expect, Piltzecker's approach to this standard repertoire is unusual, and not only because a solo vibes setting for these tunes is rare; because it is played with several mallets held between the knuckles, the instrument lends itself to dramatic leaps of register and widely spaced chord voicings, but its natural mellowness of tone tends to minimize the aural shock of gestures that might sound harsh or awkward on a piano.
The Ashkenazim were tagged with gevurah--strength, steadfastness, vigor; the Sephardim were characterized by chesed--lovingkindness, mellowness, and judicious judgment.
Using the Roman Catholic concept of a "hierarchy of truths," Rolheiser posits four non-negotiable essentials: "private prayer and private morality; social justice; mellowness of heart and spirit; and community as a constitutive element of true worship" (pp.