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Definition of "mood" []

  • A state of mind or emotion. (noun)
  • A pervading impression of an observer: the somber mood of the painting. (noun)
  • An incidence of sulking or angry behavior. (noun)
  • Inclination; disposition. (noun)
  • Grammar A set of verb forms or inflections used to indicate the speaker's attitude toward the factuality or likelihood of the action or condition expressed. In English the indicative mood is used to make factual statements, the subjunctive mood to indicate doubt or unlikelihood, and the imperative mood to express a command. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mood" in a sentence
  • "doesn't take much to get me in a mood oh! you mean the mood*. . ."
  • "The striking change in mood is rooted not in local politics, but in a crisis unfolding thousands of miles away."
  • "* Former DNC Chair Howard Dean says the pundits are misreading 2010: the mood is anti-incumbent, not anti-Democrat."