What is mood?

  • (noun): Verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker.
    Synonyms: mode, modality
    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): A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling.
    Synonyms: temper, humor, humour

Famous quotes containing the word mood:

    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)

    In contrast to the flux and muddle of life, art is clarity and enduring presence. In the stream of life, few things are perceived clearly because few things stay put. Every mood or emotion is mixed or diluted by contrary and extraneous elements. The clarity of art—the precise evocation of mood in the novel, or of summer twilight in a painting—is like waking to a bright landscape after a long fitful slumber, or the fragrance of chicken soup after a week of head cold.
    Yi-Fu Tuan (b. 1930)

    Funny, but when you’re near me I’m in the mood for love.
    Dorothy Fields (1904–1974)