Origin of emote
1915–20, Americanism; back formation from emotion
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Examples from the Web for emoting
On TV, emoting works a lot better, and so Julie here gets the job done.
But of course talking about all that is explaining, not emoting.
All of the emoting about “supporting the troops” cannot disguise this reality.Afghanistan: Obama’s Moment of Decision
Andrew J. Bacevich
June 8, 2011
Emoting more, as critics have demanded, would not have plugged the damn hole.Obama's Next Trick: Live from the Oval Office!
June 14, 2010
"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
- (intr) to display exaggerated emotion, as in acting; behave theatrically
C20: back formation from emotion
Word Origin and History for emoting
1917, American English, back-formation from emotion. Related: Emoted; emoting.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper