Emoji dictionary

🐬 Dolphin emoji

[ dol-fin ih-moh-jee ]

What does 🐬 Dolphin emoji mean?

The Dolphin emoji 🐬 portrays a bottlenose dolphin leaping into the air. It is variously used to represent actual dolphins, the beach, marine life, aquariums, summer, tropical islands, and the Miami Dolphins professional football team.

Related words

πŸ¦‡ Bat emoji, 🦈 Shark emoji, 🐈 Cat emoji, πŸ¦‹ Butterfly emoji, plenty of fish

Where does 🐬 Dolphin emoji come from?

The Dolphin emoji 🐬 was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On most major platforms, the emoji is depicted as a light blue bottlenose dolphin leaping into the air, facing left. The Facebook and WhatsApp versions depict the dolphin in gray.

While the Dolphin emoji 🐬 is used to refer to actual dolphins and various topics related to the ocean, the emoji is also widely used to refer to tropical vacations, going to the beach, and the popular idea of a warm, sandy paradise. The Dolphin emoji 🐬 is also commonly used to refer to Miami, Florida and the professional football team that plays there, the Miami Dolphins.

Examples of 🐬 Dolphin emoji

Officially on vacation 🐬
@chrswlkrtlkr, August 17, 2018
I’ve always wanted to swim with dolphins 🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬
@chapa_holly, June 7, 2019

Who uses 🐬 Dolphin emoji?

The Dolphin emoji 🐬 is sometimes used to refer to actual dolphins.

More generally, the emoji is used to discuss the beach, the tropics, vacations, and the ocean.

The Dolphin emoji 🐬 is frequently used by fans and sports outlets on social media in reference to the city of Miami, Florida or their Miami Dolphins NFL team.

Due to a similar appearance, the Dolphin emoji 🐬 is often confused with the Shark emoji 🦈.

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