Definition of Declarative mood
1. Noun. A mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact.
Generic synonyms: Modality, Mode, Mood
Derivative terms: Declarative
Lexicographical Neighbors of Declarative Mood
Literary usage of Declarative mood
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Gildersleeve's Latin Grammar by Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (1905)
"It is sometimes called the declarative mood, as the mood of direct assertion. The use of the Latin Indicative differs little from the English. REMARKS.—1. ..."
2. A Practical Grammar of the English Language by Noble Butler (1879)
"Remarks—1. There are many modes of expressing the action or state, and some grammarians have made a large number of moods. We read of the declarative mood, ..."
3. The Grammar of English Grammars: With an Introduction, Historical and by Goold Brown (1858)
"Id. " Thus the declarative mood [io, the indicative mood] may be used in asking a question ; as, ' What man is frail ?' " — Id. " What connection has motive ..."
4. Syntax of Classical Greek from Homer to Demosthenes: First Part: The Syntax by Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, Charles William Emil Miller (1900)
"It is sometimes called the declarative mood or mood of direct assertion. <H|ií, / say. 362. USE OF THE INDICATIVE. — The use of the Greek indicative is in ..."
5. Rhetoric of Vocal Expression: A Study of the Properties of Thought as by William Benton Chamberlain (1892)
"... or declarative mood. Soon, however, he finds it necessary to present considerations which suggest ideas in distinct relations, especially that of ..."