Origin of emote
1915–20, Americanism; back formation from emotion
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Examples from the Web for emoted
Over and over again on Sunday, they emoted over their deep love of the Jews.What’s Beck Doing in Israel?
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Later, she had become a soubrette and a star in merry little plays in which she sang and danced and "emoted," all in one evening.My Actor-Husband
- (intr) to display exaggerated emotion, as in acting; behave theatrically
C20: back formation from emotion
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Word Origin and History for emoted
1917, American English, back-formation from emotion. Related: Emoted; emoting.
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