Definition of emote in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɪˈməʊt


[no object]
  • (Especially of an actor) portray emotion in a theatrical manner: the actors would emote for the camera
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    • It's a documentary theater piece, so once the actors start emoting, it's over.
    • The film's grainy, bleak look is joined to suffocating dramatic situations in which the actors emote without restraint.
    • Some of what's found in this movie is laugh-worthy only because of the way in which the actors emote and react.



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  • It can quickly descend into manipulative gimmickry, with journalists as professional emoters who cover events to express their outrage.
  • She has argued that a sufficient level of homology can be found to unite at least the basic emotions as a class, and that we should regard emoters, and hence their emotions, as a natural kind.
  • Bonding means that the emoter makes a resonant connection and turns an indifferent listener into a believer, supporter and campaign contributor.


early 20th century (originally US): back-formation from emotion.

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