a combining form extracted from hard-core and used especially to form words that name a rebellious, antimainstream lifestyle, social movement, type of music, etc.: emocore; queercore.
What’s All the Mumble About? An Exploration of Hollywood’s New Favorite WordIf you’ve tuned into entertainment news lately, a curious word may have caught your ear: mumblecore. It’s surfaced recently surrounding the release of Drinking Buddies, a romantic comedy starring Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson. The term was rumored to have been coined in jest by a sound editor in 2005, but the construct has demonstrated considerable lasting power, canonized in New York Times articles such …
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n combining form
indicating a type of popular musicdancecore
adj combining form
indicating the number of processing units working in parallel in a computerdual-core
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