💔 - broken heart emoji

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What does 💔 mean?

What becomes of the broken hearted? One thing's for sure: they use the broken heart emoji.

In texts and on social media, the emoji is used to express grief after a breakup, loss, or other setbacks. While often sincere, its tone can also be more playful, over-exaggerating a frustration or fawning over a crush.

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Examples of 💔 - broken heart emoji

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Examples of 💔 - broken heart emoji
I can’t stop thinking about #AnthonyBourdian - So heartbroken - I looked up to him so much 💔😢
@CultureTrekking, June, 2018
Jungkooki cute😍😍and sexy😱😷😷💔😭😭...OMG 😱😱😱😷😷😷😷😭😭😭💔💔💔💔I am so sorry fans😂😂
Jeon 신앙 BTS, YouTube (video title and description), November, 2017
The good guys don’t always come out on top😔 / My 💔 for @_GDortch. I remember the hit & he still came back in. / #selfless #getwell #VAstandup
@Fatgirlyum, October, 2017
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Where does 💔 - broken heart emoji come from?

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English speakers have been using the term broken heart as a figure of extreme sadness or despair, particularly resulting from romantic failures, since the early 1500s. It’s only fitting that this vivid metaphor would make its way into emoji form under Unicode 6.0 in 2010.

Across platforms, the broken heart emoji appears as a red or pink heart with a jagged crack down its center, as the screenshot from Emojipedia shows below. The styling of the broken heart emojiis based on the vendor’s other heart emoji.

Who uses 💔 - broken heart emoji ?

Online, use of the broken heart emoji spikes around sad news, discussions of depression or heart disease, the release of popular media dealing with romantic breakups, and, of course, personal matters of love and loss.

When a beloved celebrity dies, social media is flooded with the broken heart emoji as users express their grief.

It’s not always that serious, though, as the broken heart emoji can be more hyperbolic, expressing a kind of ironic longing.

The emoji can also signify a heartbreaker, an attractive but unattainable or closed-off person.

It’s not uncommon to see users actually replace the phrases heartbreakheart breaks, or a broken heart with the broken heart emoji.

A parting tidbit for you: A 2016 emoji analysis revealed that the broken heart emoji appeared in French language posts four times more often than in other languages. C’est la vie.

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