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.
Digital Technology. (in an online chat or video game) to give a conventionalized descriptive account of an action or emotion or prompt one’s in-game avatar to perform an animated action or emotion using a command or code: To emote, type a forward slash and one of the commands from the list in chat.
(in an online chat or video game) a typed command or code that is translated into a descriptive account of an action or emotion, or that causes one’s in-game avatar to perform an action or emotion: Standard emotes in online video games allow you to cheer, greet, and thank other characters.
(in a video game) the animation that is performed when such a code is entered: The first thing I do in a new game is check out my character’s dance emote.
(in an online chat) a posted image, especially on the Twitch streaming video channel, that has a fixed but nontransparent meaning in the video gaming community: Classic emotes feature popular streamers making faces.
- e·mot·er, noun
- o·ver·e·mote, verb (used without object), o·ver·e·mot·ed, o·ver·e·mot·ing.
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How to use emote in a sentence
The audience interacted by throwing emotes onto the virtual stage, picking challenges like singing with your mouth shut or using a robotic voice, and voting on the next song.What happens when Twitch ends a community? Ask the streamers of ‘Twitch Sings.’ | Michael Koczwara | October 28, 2021 | Washington Post
Twitch announced today that it will release major updates to its Emotes this month to celebrate its 10th anniversary.Twitch introduces Animated Emotes for their 10th anniversary | Amanda Silberling | June 4, 2021 | TechCrunch
The project scope was that they needed a biped robot that was battery powered and could be programmed to handle autonomous interactions with park guests and striped gestures and emotes.Disney Imagineering’s Project Kiwi is a free-walking robot that will make you believe in Groot | Matthew Panzarino | April 23, 2021 | TechCrunch
I would have to say balancing my zombie-ness with my Beth-ness, and trying to emote as Beth, but through a monster body.Aubrey Plaza on Playing A Zombie in ‘Life After Beth,’ the ‘Daria’ Movie, and More | Marlow Stern | January 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for emote
(intr) to display exaggerated emotion, as in acting; behave theatrically
- emoter, noun
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