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Translingual[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

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  1. Represents a mouth vertically aligned, in order to form emoticons.
  2. Separates a number or letter from an item in a list. Compare ( ), as in "(A) Milk, (B) Eggs, (C) Flour".
    A) New York, B) London, C) Paris.
    a) New York, b) London, c) Paris.
    1) New York, 2) London, 3) Paris.
    I) New York, II) London, III) Paris.
  3. Used in ( ).

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:(.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (separater between a number and an item) .

Symbol[edit]

)

  1. (mathematics) Denotes an open endpoint of an interval.

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

Punctuation


Chinese[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

)

  1. Used in ( ).

Japanese[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

)

  1. Used in ( ).

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Evolved from :-).

Punctuation mark[edit]

)

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) :-), expressing happiness or amusement.

Related terms[edit]

  • ))) (online slang, expression of laughter)

Antonyms[edit]

  • ( (online slang, expression of sadness or disappointment)

Usage notes[edit]

Multiple brackets - ))) - are used for LOL, to express laughter or humour. This is not to be confused with ((( ))), known as a far-right symbol directed against Jewish people. Overuse of brackets ("))))))") may suggest that something is funny, something is ridiculously ironic, or the writer may be insincere.

Multiple brackets with zeroes - ))0) - are like the usage of !!1, to express a strong emotion.