Emoji dictionary 💤 Sleeping Symbol emoji [ slee-ping sim-buhl ih-moh-jee ] Published September 26, 2020 What does 💤 Sleeping Symbol emoji mean? The Sleeping Symbol emoji 💤 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, 😕 Confused Face emoji, 😬 Grimacing Face emoji, 🌕 Full Moon emoji, 😨 Fearful Face emoji, 😢 Crying Face emoji Where does 💤 Sleeping Symbol emoji come from? Sleeping Symbol emoji 💤 , 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 💤 emoji sees especial use on the unofficial holiday of National Lazy Day—which, while we wish it were every morning, falls on August 10 Lions can sleep for up to twenty hours a day 💤💤 It seems fitting that today is both #WorldLionDay and #NationalLazyDay! 🦁 #FridayMotivation pic.twitter.com/moB054bVGf — ZSL London Zoo (@zsllondonzoo) August 10, 2018 Examples of 💤 Sleeping Symbol emoji i blacked out half way down and kendall borderline broke her face @kendalljenner 💤👋🙅👭🐬🐬🐬🐬 @leebellahadid, Instagram, May 2015 We is tired now mummy! 💤💤 #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 ☀️ 😘 💤 ... @k_woollacott, September 26, 2020 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses 💤 Sleeping Symbol emoji? The Sleeping Symbol emoji 💤 is often used to convey tiredness or exhaustion and signal one is going to bed. It is used very similarly—if not identically—to the Sleeping Face emoji 😴. And that's a wrap on the 2016 Met Gala. What a night! Big day tomorrow…we start shooting Girls Season 6, and there's something else exciting that I'll tell you about in the morning 😉❤️ Goodnight!! 💤💤💤 A post shared by Allison Williams (@aw) on May 3, 2016 at 12:03am PDT People also love to use the Sleeping Symbol emoji 💤 in pictures of sleeping babies and animals. 💤💤💤💤🍼 A post shared by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on Jun 5, 2016 at 5:44am PDT Very busy today 💤 💤 💤 pic.twitter.com/nhlDE65HOt — PEANUTS (@Snoopy) August 23, 2018 We also like to say dreadfully uninteresting things or dull people put us to sleep—they are real snoozefest. In this way, the Sleeping Symbol emoji 💤 can signal boredom or tedium. 99% of the people I talk to are sooo fake..💤 — Niah (@laniahmichelle) November 30, 2015 Just Added home provider, iykyk, line warming, National Adoption Month, National Epilepsy Awareness Month Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of 💤 Sleeping Symbol emoji like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of 💤 Sleeping Symbol emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.