There are 2 definitions of mood in English:

mood1

Syllabification: mood
Pronunciation: /mo͞od
 
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noun

1A temporary state of mind or feeling: he appeared to be in a very good mood about something
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  • In this case, a worker may try to dispel a bad mood by suspending work, rather than searching for a new solution.
  • Another way in which emotions and moods affect judgement is the well-known relationship between good mood and overconfidence.
  • Small wonder that your mood and self-esteem are plummeting and you're looking for comfort from food.
Synonyms
frame/state of mind, humor, temper; disposition, spirit, tenor
1.1An angry, irritable, or sullen state of mind: he was obviously in a mood
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  • Most of the time if Nicole told me to do something, I would, because if I did not do what she told me to, she would get in a mood with me.
  • Natalie just called from the car and she's in a mood.
  • They're the band you put on when you are in a mood.
Synonyms
a bad mood, a (bad) temper, a sulk, a fit of pique; low spirits, the doldrums, the blues, a blue funk
informal the dumps
1.2The atmosphere or pervading tone of something, especially a work of art: Monet’s “Mornings on the Seine” series, with their hushed and delicate mood
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  • Painters in turn portrayed the poems, capturing the moods or personality of the characters or themes.
  • Colour couldn't create the mood and tone I was going for: the character is drained of emotion, devoid of attachment to reality, thus there is no colour.
  • The artistry comes when you take someone else's music, and use it to create a mood or an atmosphere, or send people on an aural journey of sorts.
Synonyms
atmosphere, feeling, spirit, ambience, aura, character, tenor, flavor, feel, tone

adjective

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(Especially of music) inducing or suggestive of a particular feeling or state of mind: mood music a Chekhov mood piece
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  • There's a jazz quartet playing mood music under the neon coloured strip lights barely audible in the hubbub of a full bar and seating area.
  • They were playing mood music in the Doctor's surgery as we waited.
  • It would be too easy to turn it into another documentary style presentation complete with archive footage, computer animation and mood music.
Synonyms
in the right frame of mind, wanting to, inclined to, disposed to, minded to, eager to, willing to

Origin

Old English mōd (also in the senses 'mind' and 'fierce courage'), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch moed and German Mut.

Phrases

in the mood for (or to do) something

Feeling like doing or experiencing something: if you’re in the mood for an extra thrill, you can go paragliding
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  • Of course if you are in the mood to experiment, you can make your own cherry facial scrub and mask.
  • I'm not really feeling better, but I'm also in the mood to do something other than wallow.
  • I'm feeling quite positive today and in the mood to make resolutions.

in no mood for (or to do) something

Not wanting to do or experience something: she was in no mood for sightseeing

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There are 2 definitions of mood in English:

mood2

Syllabification: mood
Pronunciation: /mo͞od
 
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noun

1 Grammar A category or form that indicates whether a verb expresses fact (indicative mood), command (imperative mood), question (interrogative mood), wish (optative mood), or conditionality (subjunctive mood).
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  • French also has the option of the embedded clause appearing in the subjunctive mood.
  • He wants to move the claim from the conditional to the indicative mood, as the grammarians would say.
  • But the key point here is that it's the subjunctive mood, not the subjunctive case.
2 Logic Any of the valid forms into which each of the figures of a categorical syllogism may occur.

Origin

mid 16th century: variant of mode, influenced by mood1.

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