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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from emotion.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈmoʊt/
  • Rhymes: -əʊt
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VerbEdit

emote (third-person singular simple present emotes, present participle emoting, simple past and past participle emoted)

  1. (intransitive) To display emotions openly, especially while acting.
    • 1999, Jack and Jill (TV, episode 1.07)
      Clint Eastwood, huh? You don't see him emoting all over the place, and what woman doesn't want to get down with "Dirty Harry," huh?
  2. (intransitive, Internet, text messaging) To perform a virtual action, presented to other users as reported speech, rather than sending a direct message.

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NounEdit

emote (plural emotes)

  1. (Internet, text messaging) A virtual action, presented to other users as reported speech, rather than a direct message.
  2. (Internet, Twitch-speak) Short for emoticon.

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ParticipleEdit

ēmōte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ēmōtus