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πŸ’” Broken Heart emoji

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What doesΒ πŸ’” Broken Heart emoji 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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Where does πŸ’” Broken Heart emoji come from?

Examples of πŸ’” Broken Heart emoji

I can’t stop thinking about #AnthonyBourdian - So heartbroken - I looked up to him so much πŸ’”πŸ˜’
@CultureTrekking, June, 2018
Jungkooki cute😍😍and sexyπŸ˜±πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ’”πŸ˜­πŸ˜­...OMG πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ˜·πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”I am so sorry fansπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Jeon μ‹ μ•™ BTS, YouTube (video title and description), November, 2017
The good guys don’t always come out on topπŸ˜” /Β My πŸ’” for @_GDortch. I remember the hit & he still came back in. /Β #selfless #getwell #VAstandup
@Fatgirlyum, October, 2017
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Who uses πŸ’” Broken Heart emoji?

Online, use of theΒ broken heart emojiΒ 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 theΒ 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 phrasesΒ heartbreak,Β heart breaks,Β orΒ a broken heart with theΒ broken heart emoji.

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

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