Meaning of “mood” in the English Dictionary

"mood" in British English

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moodnoun [ C ]

uk /muːd/ us /muːd/

B1 the way you feel at a particular time:

She's in a good/bad mood.
Her mood seemed to change during the course of the conversation.
The drink had put him in an amiable mood.
The public mood changed dramatically after the bombing.
The mood of the crowd suddenly turned (= the crowd suddenly became) aggressive.

More examples

  • His mood swings between elation and despair.
  • Why are you in such a foul mood this morning?
  • The prime minister was in defiant mood in the House of Commons yesterday.
  • His moods are very changeable.
  • Oh, just stop it Alex, I'm really not in the mood for your jokes.

(Definition of “mood” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mood" in American English

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moodnoun [ C ]

us /mud/

mood noun [ C ] (FEELING)

the way you feel at a particular time:

She’s in a good/bad mood today.
"Do you want to go to the movies?" "No, I’m not in the mood (= not interested in that)."

art The mood of a work of art is the emotional features of it, or the way it makes you feel.

mood noun [ C ] (GRAMMAR)

grammar the forms of verbs used to show whether the person speaking intends to express a fact, an order, or a hope:

(Definition of “mood” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)