[ ih-moh-ti-kon ]
/ ɪˈmoʊ tɪˌkɒn /
Computers. a digital icon or a sequence of keyboard symbols that serves to represent a facial expression, as :‐) for a smiling face. Emoticons are used in a digital message or text to convey the writer’s emotions or clarify intent.
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Origin of emoticon
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Examples from the Web for emoticon
“Pornstar status” with an OK-sign emoticon and “FAMOUS for dayzzzzzzz” were her last two tweets.A College Student’s Death Is Now a Talking Point About Porn|Emily Shire|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
/ (ɪˈməʊtɪˌkɒn) /
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
Word Origin for emoticon
C20: from emot (ion) + icon
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