emoticon

Definitions

General English

Computing

  • noun an arrangement of letters and symbols that represents a particular emotion, e.g. :- for happiness

Electronics

  • Abbreviation of emotion icon. A simple icon usually produced with punctuation marks. They are typically viewed as being sideways. For example, :-) is meant to express a smile, :-D is a bigger smile, and so on for a number of faces or emotions. Also called smiley, although emoticons do not always represent smiles.
  • synonymemotion icon
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