emo

[ ee-moh ]
/ ˈi moʊ /

noun

adjective

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Origin of emo

First recorded in 1985-90; shortening of emocore
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British Dictionary definitions for emo

emo
/ (ˈiːməʊ) /

noun

  1. a type of music combining traditional hard rock with personal and emotional lyrics
  2. (as modifier)emo bands

Word Origin for emo

C20: short for emotional rock
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