Definition of mumblecore in English:


Syllabification: mum·ble·core
Pronunciation: /ˈməmbəlˌkôr


  • A style of low-budget film typically characterized by the use of nonprofessional actors and naturalistic or improvised performances: an actor/filmmaker known for his cinematic experimentations with mumblecore [as modifier]: the mumblecore movement
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    • The cast begins in that mumblecore mode of quietly overreacting to everything, but once the testosterone starts oozing, the characters jump out.
    • This savvy, emotionally rich comedy-drama proves that the often sloppy Mumblecore genre has room for more disciplined and intelligent entertainment.
    • Essentially this is a mumblecore comedy with moments of horror woven in.


early 21st century: from mumble (probably with reference to the style of acting) and -core.

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