Emoji dictionary


or ice cube emoji or ice emoji [ahys kyoob ih-moh-jee]

What doesย ๐ŸงŠย mean?

The ice cube emoji, ๐ŸงŠ, depicts a grayish-blue cube of frozen water. It's the perfect accompaniment to all your digital cold beverages.

The ice cube emoji is also used in reference to all things cool, both literally (like the weather) and figuratively (like rapper and actor Ice Cube).

Related words

💦 - sweat droplets emoji, 🍋 - lemon emoji , ⛄️ - snowman without snow emoji

Where does 🧊 come from?


Fancy some ice in your (emoji) drink? ๐Ÿฅƒ ๐Ÿฅคย  Well, you can now with the the ice cube emoji.

The emoji was approved in 2019 under Unicode 12.0. It’s categorized under Food & Drink, which is sensible, as ice cubes are typically used to cool our various drinks. The emoji appears to have been inspired by a March 2018 proposal for an iceberg emoji.

Current versions display the ice cube as, well, a grayish-blue block of ice. On unsupported platforms, the ice cube emoji may display as an empty box.

Screenshot from Emojipedia

Examples of 🧊

Do you like ice in your drinks? โ€” yAAAAAAS!!! DEFINITELY ๐ŸงŠ
@arshdcxx, April, 2019
Trump's speech. Real Hot fire. The Dems response, real ice cold! ๐ŸงŠ #SOTU
@Politicswatch, February, 2019
It's Ice Breaker Saturday! We break the Ice ๐ŸงŠ ๐Ÿ”จ, and you drink out of it ๐Ÿฅƒ. What better way to start a conversation ๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธย  ๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ๐Ÿ’
@Icebarfans, March, 2019

Who uses 🧊?

While theย ice cube emoji is only fresh out of the emoji freezer, users have already found a range of clever applications for it.

For starters, the ice cube emoji may be used alongside other Food & Drink emoji (e.g., lemon emoji ๐Ÿ‹, for an ice-cold lemonade) in reference to cold drinksโ€”often of the adult variety.

The shape of the ice cube emojiย has also lent the pictogram to various representation of cube-like shapes or concepts.

Ice is cold, and various terms for cold are used to mean “excellent, good, laidback” (e.g., chill). Expect to find the ice cube emoji used of these and other ice-related expressions, such as an icy stareย or a conversational icebreaker.

Of course, ice is actually cold, so the ice cube emoji sees literal uses for cold temperatures or weather events.

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