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Rock music characterized by confessional lyrics about emotional topics.
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a. a type of music combining traditional hard rock with personal and emotional lyrics
b. (as modifier): emo bands.
[C20: short for emotional rock]
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A variant of punk music in which the lyrics are highly personal to the performer and address emotional issues.
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