[ 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.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUNCTUATION QUIZ
Punctuation marks help make writing easy to read and understand. Some of the most important ones are the period (.), comma (,), question mark (?), and exclamation point (!). How well do you know how to use them? Find out in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
Which punctuation mark is best for this sentence? "Can I watch a movie __"
Words nearby emoticon
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Example sentences from the Web for emoticons
Two years ago Facebook stopped limiting its emoticons to smiley faces and whatever those new blobs and cat memes are.Seven Hacks to Revolutionize Your Facebook Experience|Nina Strochlic|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Stickers, according to the company, are "different than emoticons."Facebook Is Giving Users More Ways to Express Themselves. And It’s Terrible.|Winston Ross|August 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for emoticons
/ (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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