emo

emo

[ee-moh]
noun
1.
a type of guitar-based music developed from emocore but having a softer, pop or mainstream sound.
2.
a fan of emo, especially a person who is overly sensitive and full of angst or adopts a certain style characterized by dyed black hair, tight t-shirts and jeans, etc.
adjective
3.
noting or pertaining to this type of rock music: emo albums of the late 1990s.
4.
of or pertaining to a fan of emo or to the lifestyle, dress, etc., typical of such a person: emo teens; emo fashion.

Origin:
1985-90; shortening of emocore

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emo (ˈiːməʊ)
 
n
a.  a type of music combining traditional hard rock with personal and emotional lyrics
 b.  (as modifier): emo bands
 
[C20: short for emotional rock]

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