絵文字

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
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EtymologyEdit

(え, e: “picture”) + 文字 (もじ, moji: “letter”)

Historical reading (possibly anachronistic): /wemozi/: wemozi → emozi → emoji.

NounEdit

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絵文字 (hiragana えもじ, historical hiragana ゑもじ, romaji emoji)

  1. pictograph
  2. (Internet) An emoji, a special emoticon used to represent a mood or concept, especially on mobile phones.

Coordinate termsEdit

  • 顔文字: a sequence of keyboard characters such as (^_^)
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