What is mood?

  • (noun): A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling.
    Synonyms: temper, humor, humour
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "mood":

  • (noun): The prevailing psychological state.
    Example: "The national mood had changed radically since the last election"
    Synonyms: climate
  • (noun): Verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker.
    Synonyms: mode, modality

Famous quotes containing the word mood:

    Sometimes a musical phrase would perfectly sum up
    The mood of a moment. One of those lovelorn sonatas
    For wind instruments was riding past on a solemn white horse.
    Everybody wondered who the new arrival was.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    Evolution was in a strange mood when that creation came along.... It makes one wonder just where the plant world leaves off and the animal world begins.
    John Colton (1886–1946)

    I never have been, am not now, and probably never shall be, in a mood of harassing the people, either North or South.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)