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e·mo·ti·con

 (ĭ-mō′tĭ-kŏn′)
n.
A facial glyph, used especially in email, texts, and instant messages and sometimes typed sideways, that indicates an emotion or attitude, as [ :-) ] to indicate delight, humor, or irony or [ :'( ] to indicate sadness.

emoticon

(ɪˈməʊtɪˌkɒn)
n
(Telecommunications) any of several combinations of symbols used in electronic mail and text messaging to indicate the state of mind of the writer, such as :-) to express happiness
[C20: from emot(ion) + icon]

e•mo•ti•con

(ɪˈmoʊ tɪˌkɒn)
n.
Computers. an abbreviation or icon used on a network, as IMHO for “in my humble opinion” or:-), a sideways representation of a smiling face, to indicate amusement.
[1980–85; b. emotion and icon]

emoticon

1. An arrangement of typed characters used, when read sideways, to represent an emotion or state of mind, such as :-) symbolizing a smiling face.
2. A group of typed characters that resemble a facial expression. The most common is “:-)” – which resembles a smiling face tipped on its side.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emoticon - a representation of a facial expression (as a smile or frown) created by typing a sequence of characters in sending email; ":-( and :-) are emoticons"
smiley - an emoticon of a smiling face
facial expression, facial gesture - a gesture executed with the facial muscles
Translations
émoticônefrimousse

emoticon

[ɪˈməʊtɪkɒn] Nemoticón m, emoticono m

emoticon

[ɪˈməʊtɪkɒn] n (= smiley) → émoticone m

emoticon

n (Comput) → Smiley nt, → Emoticon nt
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