mumblecore

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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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