(also emocore /ˈimōˌkôr/)
- 1A style of rock music resembling punk but having more complex arrangements and lyrics that deal with more emotional subjects.More example sentences
- They were always a little too loud and clever to be emo.
- There is a very wide variety of emo.
- Half of the album is emo, the band have completely abandoned playing any jazz.
- 1.1An admirer of emo music or a member of the subculture associated with it: I’m not one of those emos who are always crying—I just want to make that clearMore example sentences
- There's no need to be scared of a group of emos as they're more likely to harm themselves than you.
- Now there are emos in schools nationwide, alongside the plethora of more established tribes.
- Discerning readers were offered tips for identifying emos: they were "driven by punk and emotion", wore "guyliner" and "manscarer" and were to be found "loitering in streets often dismal and in tears".
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- Denoting or relating to emo and its associated subculture: an emo band emo kidsMore example sentences
- That emo crowd hates us but we don't care.
- The band's third full-length finds the quartet continuing to reach beyond the limits prescribed by their emo roots.
- The teenager fell in love with the fictitious guitarist who portrayed himself as a member of the "emo" subculture.
1990s: short for emotional hardcore.
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