noun mum·ble·core \ˈməm-bəl-ˌkȯr\

Definition of mumblecore

  1. :  a genre of narrative film focusing primarily on the intimate lives of young characters and featuring scenes of ample dialogue and minimal action <The actors (almost always nonprofessionals) rarely say what they mean; a lot of time, they don't know what they mean. … The first mumblecore film, by general agreement, was Andrew Bujalski's 2002 “Funny Ha Ha,” a sweet-natured account of a young woman's post-college blues. — David Denby> <Greenberg's Florence lives in somewhat less of a bubble than a lot of mumblecore characters in that she is more or less gainfully employed and interacts with people older than herself. — Jesse Hassenger>

Origin and Etymology of mumblecore

mumble + -core (in hard-core, soft-core)

First Known Use: 2006

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