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noun mood pronunciation in British English /muːd/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the way that someone is feeling, for example whether they are happy, sad, or angry
    He listens to rock or classical music, depending on his mood.
    medicines that affect mood and mental function
    in a good/relaxed/confident mood: I had never seen Ann in such a good mood before.
    in a bad/foul/terrible mood: Jeff’s been in a bad mood all day.
    in a holiday/party mood: I’m just not in a party mood.
    1. a.
      [singular] the way that a group of people are feeling
      Politicians need to be in touch with the public mood.
      mood of: Mandela’s release created a mood of optimism in South Africa.
      the mood of the moment/time (=what people in general are feeling at a particular time): The film was a success because it reflected the mood of the moment.
    2. b.
      [countable] a feeling of being unhappy or angry
      She refused to put up with her husband’s moods.
  2. 2
    [countable] a quality that something such as a place, film, or piece of music has that makes you have a particular feeling
    a collection of stories that vary in mood and style
    create/set a mood: Lighting was particularly important in setting the mood of the play.



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