Emo is defined as a type of rock music with thoughtful, reflective and emotional lyrics.
An example of emo is music by the group Brand New.
- a form of music derived from punk rock and characterized by often sentimental lyrics conveying angst, desperation, etc.
- pl. -·mos a person who is a fan of emo music
Origin of emo; from emo(tional hardcore)
Rock music characterized by confessional lyrics about emotional topics.
Origin of emoShort for earlier emo-core : emo(tional) + (hard)core.