Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating


[ih-moht] /ɪˈmoʊt/
verb (used without object), emoted, emoting.
to show or pretend emotion:
to emote over the beauties of nature.
to portray emotion in acting, especially exaggeratedly or ineptly; behave theatrically:
The actress emoted for all she was worth.
Origin of emote
1915-20, Americanism; back formation from emotion
Related forms
emoter, noun
overemote, verb (used without object), overemoted, overemoting. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for emoting
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • "I'm sorry, madame," I said standing and walking over to where Tony was emoting, with the back of his hand pressed to his eyes.

    Tinker's Dam Joseph Tinker
British Dictionary definitions for emoting


(intransitive) to display exaggerated emotion, as in acting; behave theatrically
Derived Forms
emoter, noun
Word Origin
C20: back formation from emotion
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 Origin and History for emoting



1917, American English, back-formation from emotion. Related: Emoted; emoting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for emoting



  1. To play a theatrical role, esp one calling for a strong display of emotion; ham: all been panting to see her emote in the gangster film
  2. To indulge in a display of feeling, esp a pretense: Now she's emoting about the electric bill (1917+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for emoting

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for emoting