顔文字

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かお
Grade: 2
もん > も
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
Irregular
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 顔文字 on Japanese Wikipedia
Examples

Western-style emoticon: :-)
Japanese-style emoticon: (^_^)

Etymology[edit]

(kao, face) +‎ 文字 (moji, character)

Noun[edit]

顔文字 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 顏文字, hiragana かおもじ, rōmaji kaomoji, historical hiragana かほもじ)

  1. an emoticon

See also[edit]