Definition of mumblecore in English:

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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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  • Their latest, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, is their most successful attempt to blend mumblecore sensibilities with mainstream techniques.
  • He's not a disciple of realism for its own sake; neither is he from the shambolic, guerrilla school of film-making known as mumblecore.
  • Jay and Mark Duplass broke into the movie-making scene as part of the lo-fi movement dubbed "mumblecore."


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

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Syllabification: mum·ble·core

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