emoticon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of emotion and icon

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Canada) IPA(key): /əˈmoʊtəˌkɑn/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪˈməʊtɪˌkɒn/

Noun[edit]

emoticon (plural emoticons)

  1. A graphical representation, either in the form of an image or made up of text characters, of a particular emotion of the writer.

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Usage notes[edit]

In contexts with image-based emoticons, emoticon often refers specifically to image-based glyphs, while smiley refers to text-based ones.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English

Noun[edit]

emoticon m (invariable)

  1. emoticon

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

emoticon m (plural emoticons)

  1. emoticon (simple drawing using text characters)