emoticon

See also: emoticón

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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.
      • 2006, Joseph B. Walther, “Nonverbal dynamics in computer-mediated communication”, in Valerie Manusov and Miles Patterson, editor, The SAGE Handbook of Nonverbal Communication, →ISBN, 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, 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, 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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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English emoticon.

NounEdit

emoticon m (invariable)

  1. emoticon

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English emoticon.

NounEdit

emoticon m (plural emoticons)

  1. emoticon (simple drawing using text characters)