emocore

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of emotional and hardcore; alternatively, emo +‎ -core.

Noun[edit]

emocore (uncountable)

  1. Emo (the original style of hardcore punk rock).
    • 2009 February 25, Nate Chinen, “Years Later, an Appeal to Heart and Head”, New York Times:
      “Clarity” was a pivotal album for Jimmy Eat World, the first to feature Jim Adkins on lead vocals instead of Mr. Linton and the last to reflect the heart-on-sleeve values of emocore more than the hard gleam of pop-punk.