follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

emo

[ee-moh] /ˈi moʊ/
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
1985-1990
1985-90; shortening of emocore
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for emo

emo

/ˈiːməʊ/
noun
1.
  1. a type of music combining traditional hard rock with personal and emotional lyrics
  2. (as modifier) emo bands
Word Origin
C20: short for emotional rock
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for emo

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends