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Definition Edit

An emoticon (a concatenation of the words EMOTion and ICON) is a textual expression representing the face of a writer's mood or facial expression.

Overview Edit

In web forums, instant messages and online games, text-based emoticons are often automatically replaced with small, corresponding images, which are also called emoticons.

Popular emoticons include:

@>-->-- - a rose for you
>:-( - angry; grimacing
 :-J - being tongue-in-cheek
 :-| - blank expression; no reaction; scowling
 :-s - confused
 :’-( - crying
 :-/ - doubtful; uncommitted
 :-+ - exhausted
#-) - feeling no pain
<g> - grin
 :-) - happy
((hug)) - hug
 :-* - kisser
 :-D - laughter
 :-x - lips are sealed
 :-( - sad
 :-@ - screaming; swearing
 :-C - shocked
 :-O - shocked
 :-] - silly grin
 :-) - smile
 %-) - staring at the screen too long
 :-o - surprised; shocked
 :-P - tongue sticking out
 :-& - tongue-tied
 :-D - very happy
 :-< - very sad
(:-( - very unhappy
8-| - what next?
 ;-) - wink
 :-} - wry

See also Edit

External resources Edit

  • Karianne Skovholt, Anette Grønning & Anne Kankaanranta, "The Communicative Functions of Emoticons in Workplace E-Mails: :-)", Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (Jan. 2014) (full-text).

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