Mood

Definition of Mood

Pronunciation: mŌd
n.1.Manner; style; mode; logical form; musical style; manner of action or being. See Mode which is the preferable form).
2.(Gram.) Manner of conceiving and expressing action or being, as positive, possible, conditional, hypothetical, obligatory, imperitive, etc., without regard to other accidents, such as time, person, number, etc.; as, the indicative mood; the imperitive mood; the infinitive mood; the subjunctive mood. Same as Mode.
1.Temper of mind; temporary state of the mind in regard to passion or feeling; humor; as, a melancholy mood; a suppliant mood.
Till at the last aslaked was his mood.
- Chaucer.
Fortune is merry,
And in this mood will give us anything.
- Shak.
The desperate recklessness of her mood.
- Hawthorne.

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