emoticon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n emoticon a representation of a facial expression (as a smile or frown) created by typing a sequence of characters in sending email ":-( and :-) are emoticons"
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Usage


In news:

China's Twitter was raucous Thursday with horn-tooting over Beijing's gold rush at the London Olympics, a digital reflection of the nation's exuberant mood - embellished with flashing emoticons.
Emoticons Can Help to Convey Your Feelings by Reid Goldsborough.
Depending on your perspective, emoticons may be one of the most charming aspects of online communication or one of the most annoying.
Actually, the album's title is <3, the emoticon that symbolizes the heart.
Today, the Emoticon Turns 30:-).
To others, the very idea of using " emoticons " – communicative graphics – makes the blood boil and represents all that has gone wrong with the English language.
Regardless of your view, as emoticons celebrate their 30th anniversary this month, it is accepted that they are here stay.
However, with the advent of emoticons ie or or my favorite and facial recognition technology the answer to what the mood of the city is the Fühlometer at Lindau Island in Germany.
I looked in vain for the emoticon at the end of Joe Stith's Nov 10 letter, "Three Actions," to show that he was just kidding.
You have to love these little-known punctuation marks that, while almost all are impossible to make with a standard keyboard, would cut down on e-mail misperceptions a whole lot more than your standard emoticons do.
Savannah's Emoticon set to blow up Wormhole with CD release.
A study published recently in the journal New Media & Society has confirmed what many English teachers have feared about students' writing skills in this era of tweets, texts, emoticons and Facebook posts.
It's nothing to LOL about: Despite best efforts to keep school writing assignments formal, two-thirds of teens admit in a survey that emoticons and other informal styles have crept in.
The article has since flown about social media, causing many a sad emoticon and, apparently, excessive vomiting.
Women use emoticons more, but men have more variety.
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