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emocore

or e·mo-core

[ee-moh-kawr, ‐kohr]
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noun
  1. a type of guitar-based rock music derived from punk rock but characterized by highly emotive, melodramatic, and deeply personal lyrics.
Compare emo.

Origin of emocore

First recorded in 1980–85; emo(tional) + (hard-)core
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