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🕸️ Spiderweb emoji

or Spider Web emoji [ spahy-der-web ih-moh-jee ]

What does 🕸️ Spiderweb emoji mean?

The Spiderweb emoji 🕸️ depicts a classic image of a web spun by a spider. The emoji is commonly used to refer to literal spiderwebs, cobwebs, and spiders more generally.

Because many people find spiders and their webs scary, the Spiderweb emoji 🕸️ is also used in the context of various spooky things or feelings, especially around Halloween. Like the Spider emoji 🕷️,  the Spiderweb emoji 🕸️ is also very often used in references to the superhero Spider-Man, who is able to shoot webs to swing across skyscrapers and to capture villains.

Related words

🕷️ Spider emoji, clock spider, 🧟 Zombie emoji, 🎃 Jack-O'-Lantern emoji, 👻 Ghost emoji, 🧛 Vampire emoji, ⚰️ Coffin emoji

Where does 🕸️ Spiderweb emoji come from?

The Spiderweb emoji 🕸️ was approved under Unicode 7.0 in 2014. On most major platforms, the Spiderweb emoji 🕸️ portrays a symmetrical, gray spider’s web. It typically resembles a classic orb web seen in Halloween decorations. 

Examples of 🕸️ Spiderweb emoji

As much as I hate spiders watching them spin a web is amazing 🕸️
@DayDay4Days, August 13, 2018  
Saw Spiderman Homecoming, and it was everything I wanted and more! Loved this fresh new take on my favourite superhero. 🕸️ ❤️
@DollAndDye, July 9, 2017

Who uses 🕸️ Spiderweb emoji?

The Spiderweb emoji 🕸️ is used to refer to literal spiders and their webs, which some people find unpleasant—and others, stunning feats of nature.

The Spiderweb emoji 🕸️ is especially used around Halloween when trying to evoke an eerie air.

Due to a similar appearance, the Spiderweb emoji 🕸️ is sometimes accidentally used in place of Snowflake emoji ❄️.

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