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mood·y / ˈmoōdē/ • adj. (mood·i·er , mood·i·est ) (of a person) given to unpredictable changes of mood, esp. sudden bouts of gloominess or sullenness: she met his moody adolescent brother. ∎  giving an impression of melancholy or mystery: grainy film that gives a soft, moody effect.DERIVATIVES: mood·i·ly / ˈmoōdl-ē/ adv.mood·i·ness n.