Originally Posted by jkarp
I'd be curious to hear your definition of fading .vs. mellowing...
fading: weakening in force or intensity untill gone
Dictionary: mel·low (mĕl'ō)
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Soft, sweet, juicy, and full-flavored because of ripeness: a mellow fruit.
Suggesting softness or sweetness: “The mellow air brought in the feel of imminent autumn” (Thomas Hardy).
Rich and soft in quality: a mellow sound; a mellow wine.
Having the gentleness, wisdom, or tolerance often characteristic of maturity.
Relaxed and unhurried; easygoing: a mellow friend; a mellow conversation
mellow out Slang.
To become genial and pleasant; relax: “The cowboy mellowed out when they read him a sweet letter from his wife” (Bobbie Ann Mason
Brought to full flavor and richness by aging: aged, ripe. See youth/age/maturity.
Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound
To bring or come to full development