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🌊 Water Wave emoji

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What does 🌊 Water Wave emoji mean?

The Water Wave emoji 🌊 depicts a curled wave of water moving toward the right. It is commonly used to represent various bodies of water (especially oceans), the beach, water-based activities, and metaphorical waves. The Water Wave emoji 🌊 is also used alongside the hashtag #WorldOceansDay on June 8, which is World Oceans Day.

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Where does 🌊 Water Wave emoji come from?

The Water Wave emoji 🌊 was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On most major platforms, the emoji resembles a crested wave topped with white foam curling to the right. The Twitter, Microsoft, and Facebook versions feature a single wave while the WhatsApp, Google, and Samsung version depict two. The Apple version of the emoji is the most unique and closely resembles an iconic wave depicted in Under the Wave off Kanagawa, an 1830s woodblock print by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai.

Examples of 🌊 Water Wave emoji

It's too nice outside to not go to the beach β˜€οΈπŸŒŠ
@AaronCarpenter, March 12, 2017
Nothing like waking up to the beautiful ocean views in San Diego 🌊🌊🌊
@whydontwemusic, August 7, 2017

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Who uses 🌊 Water Wave emoji?

The Water Wave emoji 🌊 is often used to refer to water or bodies of water.

The Water Wave emoji 🌊 is also used to refer to activities done in the water, such as swimming or surfing.

The Water Wave emoji 🌊 is used in reference to metaphorical waves.

The Water Wave emoji 🌊 hangs ten on World Oceans Day.

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