smiley

[ smahy-lee ]
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noun,plural smil·eys.Also called smiley face .
  1. a digital icon, a sequence of keyboard symbols, or a handwritten or printed equivalent, that serves to represent a facial expression, as :‐) for a smiling face or ;‐) for a winking face.: Compare emoticon.

  2. Usually smile face . a drawing of a face consisting of a usually yellow circle with an upturned curve for a smile and two dots for eyes.

adjective
  1. cheerful; smiling.

Origin of smiley

1
1985–90

Other definitions for Smiley (2 of 2)

Smiley
[ smahy-lee ]

noun
  1. Jane, born 1949, U.S. novelist.

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British Dictionary definitions for smiley

smiley

/ (ˈsmaɪlɪ) /


adjective
  1. given to smiling; cheerful

  2. depicting a smile: a smiley badge

noun
  1. any of a group of symbols depicting a smile, or other facial expression, used in electronic mail

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