Emoji dictionary ✨ Sparkles emoji [spahr-kuh lz ih-moh-jee] Published July 20, 2018 What does ✨ Sparkles emoji mean? All that ✨ is not gold. It’s also the versatile sparkles emoji, ✨. This emoji can stand for actual stars in the sky, show excitement and admiration, express love and congratulations, or suggest forms of magic and cleanliness. It can also represent other, more literal sparkling things, such as jewelry, glitter, and fireworks. Sexters even occasionally use it to mean “orgasm.” Related words: 🔥 fire emoji 🌟glowing star emoji 💅 nail polish emoji 🌠 shooting star emoji 😍 smiling face with heart-shaped eyes emoji 💖 sparkling heart emoji Where does ✨ Sparkles emoji come from? Digital stars and sparkles have been around since the early days of emoticons as they can easily be represented by asterisks, or *. They can even be added to smiley faces to indicate being starstruck or in love, such as (*_*). These crude asterisks were slowly replaced by all manner of emoji glitter and gold, including white medium star ⭐, glowing star 🌟, shooting star 🌠, and our classy cluster of three stars known as the sparkles emoji ✨, which debuted under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. It sometimes goes by the name stars emoji. Across platforms, the sparkles emoji always appears as three gold or yellow stars. The sparkles emoji on iPhones and Androids are mirror images of one another: a large star with two little ones to one side. Samsung features sparklier-looking sparkles on a blue background while Microsoft adds some pink and blue to the mix, as shown in the screenshots from Emojipedia below: On the messaging app Snap, the sparkles emoji displays next to users you are in a group chat with. Examples of ✨ Sparkles emoji ✨serving this glow all summer✨ @yaz_perez, Instagram, July, 2018 i was absolutely star struck❤💜💚😁✨ @aeonianlife, July, 2018 ✨ Happy 4th of July America ❤Be safe & have all the fun xx @samsmithword, July, 2018 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses ✨ Sparkles emoji? In texts and on social media, the sparkles emoji is used to highlight posts about feeling excited and giddy with love, perhaps as if “seeing stars” or feeling all tingly inside. what kind of glow is this?✨ pic.twitter.com/XzE1Ab8IND — MEA$IA (@measialeanna) July 13, 2018 Is wedding season ✨ pic.twitter.com/kO7OWtscHe — Albë (@JahiuAlba) July 5, 2018 Among astronomy enthusiasts, the sparkles emoji can represent those twinkle, twinkle, little stars and the cosmos more generally. Stars ✨ Dust and Gas in Orion – The Fox Face #Nebula aka NGC 1788 (below 2nd of 3 stars on the right), et al. (©CARO)https://t.co/H2xK3gCuSY#Astronomy #Space pic.twitter.com/DGiTSRPPKA — MR Humble 💫 (@Todd_Scheve) July 16, 2018 People who are proud of accomplishments sprinkle in some sparkles emoji when they are or someone is feeling like a star. Saturday 30th of June, 2018. The day I swore the prolific Hippocrates Oath and got inducted into the Medical Profession.#DrETP ✨ pic.twitter.com/D4v2TQC37u — ElizabethTPeters.com ✨ (@e_t_p_) July 5, 2018 The sparkles emoji can also express those razzle-dazzle magical feelings—and magic acts. today at breakfast with the princesses I met my favorite Disney princess since I was a little girl, Belle. I couldn’t even believe it, I was so star struck, and then I cried and then she hugged me. Best day ever ✨😍😭 pic.twitter.com/RvmRGdKzqi — melanie anna grace🌻 (@memyselfandmel_) July 10, 2018 ✨🎩 Zatanna, Mistress of Magic 🎩✨ pic.twitter.com/FLT2ADgyqy — 🌌Lobeznita🌌 (@Iaurakinney) July 12, 2018 The sparkles emoji can also mean clean, like sparkly clean, whether you’ve cleaned up your car or your life. yo, i’m officially 115 days clean ✨ — baby b wants to hug camila (@itscamilasbaby) July 16, 2018 Bling bling! The sparkles emoji is used in plenty of posts about jewelry. Look at my neck bling blaow ✨ pic.twitter.com/AbklHH20Jm — ✨ (@mmx21_) July 11, 2018 Don’t forget about glitter! The sparkles emoji is perfect for makeup applications. TORONTO MAKEUP ARTISTS/ENTHUSIASTS🗣 Sooo I finally decided to go out on a limb and start my business!🤸🏽♀️🤗 I’ll be selling everything glitter related✨ I’m launching within the next week so make sure you get on it!!! This is only the beginning😏🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/wysJloJbu8 — 🌸Dolce🌸 (@PrettyDolce_) July 17, 2018 And, perhaps most creatively, sexters might drop in a sparkles emoji to indicate that they’ve achieved orgasm. And this is one situation where it has nothing to do with men but everything to do with a woman’s power. The power you have as a woman to create intense orgasms ✨💦✨💦 This power, in turn, aids you in making better sexual partner choices — La Sirena ® (@KushFruit) May 28, 2018 Just Added in the same vein, boreout, up to snuff, rage farming, hermano Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of ✨ Sparkles 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 ✨ Sparkles emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.