Informal to act in an emotional or theatrical manner while, or as though, playing a role in a drama: often used humorously
Origin of emoteback-formation ; from emotion
intransitive verbe·mot·ed, e·mot·ing, e·motes
To express emotion, especially in an excessive or theatrical manner: “The more she emotes, the less he listens” (Maggie Scarf).
Origin of emoteBack-formation from emotion.
(third-person singular simple present emotes, present participle emoting, simple past and past participle emoted)
Back-formation from emotion.