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