over·​emote ˌō-vər-i-ˈmōt How to pronounce overemote (audio)
overemoted; overemoting

intransitive verb

: to express emotion to an excessive degree especially in acting : to emote excessively
overemotes like mad in the title role …Art Durbano
… a portly, spiky-haired host overemotes into the camera …Josh Ozersky
"… Minimal is the word I'd use to describe how I live and dress, and it's also how I sing. I'm not a big fan of overemoting."K. D. Lang

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overemote was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Overemote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overemote. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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