English version

mood in Grammar topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmoodmood /muːd/ ●●● S3 W3 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 way you feel [countable]MOOD the way you feel at a particular time πŸ”Š You’re in a good mood this morning! πŸ”Š the general mood of depression in the office2 β†’ be in a mood3 β†’ be/feel in the mood (for something)4 β†’ be in no mood for something/to do something5 β†’ when the mood takes you6 way a place or event feels [singular] the way that a place, event, book, film etc seems or makes you feel πŸ”Š The opening shot of dark, rainy streets sets the mood for the whole film.7 grammar [countable] technicalSLG one of the sets of verb forms in grammar: the indicative (=expressing a fact or action), the imperative (=expressing a command), the interrogative (=expressing a question), or the subjunctive (=expressing a doubt or wish)COLLOCATIONSadjectivesa good moodHe was in a good mood when he got home from work.a bad moodThe news had put her in a bad mood.a confident/optimistic/relaxed etc moodAt the beginning of the negotiations, he was in a confident mood.a holiday/party/festive mood (=a happy mood in which you want to enjoy a holiday or party)The fans were in a festive mood after their team won the championship.a foul mood (=very bad and angry)Watch what you say; he's in a foul mood.a black mood British English (=very angry or sad)His earlier black mood seemed to have gone.a sombre mood British English, a somber mood American English (=serious and slightly sad)His death has put the country in a sombre mood.the general mood (=the mood of a group of people)One soldier expressed the general mood of fear and failure in a letter home.the public/national mood (=the mood of the people in a country)The public mood was one of anger and frustration.phrasesa mood of optimism/despair/excitement etcThere is a new mood of optimism.a change of moodMichael underwent one of his sudden changes of mood.the mood of the time/moment (=the way people in general feel at a particular time)The movie captured the mood of the moment.mood + NOUNmood swings (=changes of mood)Sudden mood swings can be a sign of mental illness.verbsreflect/capture somebody's mood (=show what someone is feeling)His comments reflected the national mood.match/suit somebody's moodThe terrible weather matched her mood.lighten somebody's mood (=make someone feel happier)The sun was streaming in the window, but it did nothing to lighten his mood.gauge somebody's mood (=try to decide what someone's mood is)He looked at her for a moment, trying to gauge her mood.somebody's mood changesThen his mood changed, and he laughed.somebody's mood improvesBy the next morning, her mood had improved.
Examples from the Corpus
moodβ€’ Fen seemed to be in an amiable mood today.β€’ In keeping with the general mood of the time, these novels tended to sentimentalize the past.β€’ Darla's a typical teenager - her moods change like lightning.β€’ But if his mood was optimistic, the stakes have never been more serious.β€’ But then, his mood suddenly darkens.β€’ Sometimes the Party establishment, in its political moods, falls to judge the mood of its new recruits.β€’ Labor leaders figured that given the political mood of the time, Truman was the best candidate.β€’ Mondovi provoked severe unrest, contributing to the rebellious mood of the entire region.β€’ His ears pricked themselves to attention as he became aware of the master's mood.β€’ Back at the Fernandez house, the mood was glum.β€’ Pessimism replaced the mood of democratic optimism that existed before World War I.β€’ According to the few aid workers remaining in the town, the mood there is tense.