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😭 - loudly crying emoji

or loudly crying face emoji

[loud-lee krahy-ing feys ih-moh-jee]

What does the 😭 mean?

The loudly crying face emoji shows a smiley that is crying uncontrollably—it just can't handle it and is losing its cool. This could be due to sadness and frustration ... but also laughter and joy. Fans like to use the emoji when they meet or see their favorite music performers or celebrities, as if they are sobbing in excitement.

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Where does 😭 - loudly crying emoji come from?

The loudly crying face emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010. It depicts a yellow smiley crying whose tears, on most platforms, cascade down its cheeks and even sometimes pool into a puddle below, as we see on Samsung and Twitter (dramatic much?)

The point of the loudly crying face emoji is extremes—the face is meant to show someone is crying from some overwhelming emotion, from sadness and happiness to exhaustion and laughter.

Who uses 😭 - loudly crying emoji ?

Though the loudly crying face emoji is meant to show someone sobbing, in texts and on social media people don't exactly use it when they are genuinely sad (e.g., when they lose a loved one). Instead, its tears are reserved for something that has brought them tremendous joy, hilarity, or some gushy sentiment. (We're looking at you, K-pop fans.) Maybe we should changes its name to face with tears of love emoji?

On the darker side of the emotional spectrum, the loudly crying face emoji can convey frustration or mock someone for being a crybaby, sometimes followed in posts with an ugh, wah!, or why?

Even the rainbow poop emoji cries too—wear him proudly with the shirt below:

For example

I’m a LICENSED ESTHETICIAN NOWWWWWWWW!!!! I passssed my state board!!😭🙏✊🔥🔥

@_Larrs_, May, 2018

YALL @WakaFlocka TOOK MY PHONE AND TOOK A SNAP VIDEO IM DEAD 😭❤️😭❤️😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

@ShaunaChilder, May, 2018

My fiancé and i want to go to a place where we can relax and swim (NO museums) but i have no idea where else to go 😭 is there any nice places that we can go in or around Saturnia and what activities can we do ? And we would love to go to a place where there is night life

443nanisa, Trip Advisor, May, 2018

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