emoji

[ ih-moh-jee ]
/ ɪˈmoʊ dʒi /
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noun, plural e·mo·ji, e·mo·jis.

(sometimes initial capital letter) Digital Technology. a small digital picture or pictorial symbol that represents a thing, feeling, concept, etc., used in text messages and other electronic communications and usually part of a standardized set: She texted me an emoji of “money with wings,” which may mean she’s out shopping.

Nearby words

  1. emmy,
  2. emmylou,
  3. emo,
  4. emocore,
  5. emodin,
  6. emollient,
  7. emolument,
  8. emory,
  9. emory oak,
  10. emote

Compare emoticon.

Origin of emoji

1990–95; < Japanese: literally, ‘picture letter’ (or ‘picture character’)

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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