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1‘the splendid mellow brickwork of the Tudor gatehouse’
seasoned, conditioned, mature, aged, old
rich in texture, warm
2‘the mellow tone of his voice’
dulcet, sweet-sounding, tuneful, euphonious, lyric, melodious, mellifluous
fruity, smooth, warm, full, rich, well rounded
ripe, mature, soft, lush, juicy, tender, luscious, sweet, full-flavoured, flavoursome
4‘I believe you are growing mellow with age’
easy-going, tolerant, amicable, amiable, warm-hearted, warm, sympathetic, good-natured, affable, gracious, gentle, pleasant, kindly, kind-hearted
5‘he was in a mellow mood’
genial, jovial, jolly, cheerful, happy, merry
6‘he was feeling mellow after two glasses of wine’
tipsy, slightly drunk, full of well-being
informal happy, merry
British informal tiddly, squiffy
1‘eight years had done nothing to mellow him’
relax, calm, settle, mature, improve
2‘age has mellowed the buildings’
condition, season, age, improve
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