emoticon

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Blend of emotion +‎ icon

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emoticon (plural emoticons)

  1. A graphical representation of a particular emotion of the writer, used especially in SMS, email, or other electronic communication
    1. A graphic made up of text characters to represent such emotion; a smiley or kaomoji
      • 2006, Joseph B. Walther, “Nonverbal dynamics in computer-mediated communication”, in Valerie Manusov and Miles Patterson, editor, The SAGE Handbook of Nonverbal Communication, ISBN 9781782689454, page 470:
        In a 4 by 2 experimental procedure, :)  ;)  :( or no emoticon were inserted alternately in simulated e-mail message mock-ups
      • 2007, M. Yanagisawa, M. Kobayashi, Y. Kato, S. Kato, and D. Scott, “Research on the emotions interpreted from emoticons in Japanese cellular telephone email”, in T. Hirashima, U. Hoppe, and S. Young, editor, Supporting Learning Flow through Integrative Technologies, ISBN 9781586037970, page 271:
        The range of interpretations was surprising broad, for instance the emoticon (-.-) had 16 possible interpretations
    2. An image or graphic icon used to represent such emotions; an emoji
      • 2007, Loren Abdulezer, Susan Abdulezer, and Howard Dammond, Skype for Dummies, ISBN 9781118050798, page 61:
        In addition to placing emoticons by clicking icons in the pop-up panel shown in Figure 4-2, you can enter the text representation in your text chat window. For example, to show the image of the emoticon with sunglasses, you enter (cool).

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English emoticon.

Noun[edit]

emoticon m (invariable)

  1. emoticon

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English emoticon.

Noun[edit]

emoticon m (plural emoticons)

  1. emoticon (simple drawing using text characters)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

emoticon m (plural emoticons)

  1. emoticon