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πŸ’€ Sleeping Symbol emoji

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What does πŸ’€ Sleeping Symbol emoji mean?Β 

The Sleeping Symbol emoji πŸ’€ depicts three, generally blue Z’s increasing in size as they rise to the right. It is variously used to represent sleeping, dreaming, snoring, tiredness, exhaustion, or boredom.

Related words

😩 Weary Face emoji, 😭 Loudly Crying Face emoji, 😴 Sleeping Face emoji, πŸ˜• Confused Face emoji, 😬 Grimacing Face emoji, πŸŒ• Full Moon emoji, 😨 Fearful Face emoji, 😒 Crying Face emoji

Where does πŸ’€ Sleeping Symbol emoji come from?

Sleeping Symbol emoji πŸ’€ , popularly called the Zzz emoji, was added to Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On most major platforms, the Z‘s in the emoji are blue or light blue, although Facebook’s design is purple.

The emoji represents ZZZ or zzz, used to represent sleeping and the sound of snoring. The onomatopoeia of three Z‘s have been used as a visual convention for sleeping in comics and animations since at least the mid-20th century. What is the connection between Henry David Thoreau and ZZZ? Discover the answer in our Vocab Builder on ZZZ.

The Sleeping Symbol emoji πŸ’€ emoji sees especial use on the unofficial holiday of National Lazy Dayβ€”which, while we wish it were every morning, falls on August 10

Examples of πŸ’€ Sleeping Symbol emoji

i blacked out half way down and kendall borderline broke her faceΒ @kendalljennerΒ πŸ’€πŸ‘‹πŸ™…πŸ‘­πŸ¬πŸ¬πŸ¬πŸ¬
@leebellahadid, Instagram, May 2015
We is tired now mummy!Β πŸ’€πŸ’€ #kittyloafmonday #tunatuesday
@Crysd3, November 30, 2015
Kisses for a sleepy winner having a Saturday snooze in the sun Sun with rays Face throwing a kissSleeping symbol β˜€οΈ 😘 πŸ’€ ...
@k_woollacott, September 26, 2020

Who uses πŸ’€ Sleeping Symbol emoji?

The Sleeping Symbol emoji πŸ’€ is often used to convey tiredness or exhaustion and signal one is going to bed. It is used very similarlyβ€”if not identicallyβ€”to the Sleeping Face emoji 😴.

People also love to use the Sleeping Symbol emoji πŸ’€ in pictures of sleeping babies and animals.


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We also like to say dreadfully uninteresting things or dull people put us to sleepβ€”they are real snoozefest. In this way, the Sleeping Symbol emoji πŸ’€Β can signal boredom or tedium.

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