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EMOTICON

 Dictionary entry overview: What does emoticon mean? 

EMOTICON (noun)
  The noun EMOTICON has 1 sense:

1. a representation of a facial expression (as a smile or frown) created by typing a sequence of characters in sending email

  Familiarity information: EMOTICON used as a noun is very rare.


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EMOTICON (noun)


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Meaning:

A representation of a facial expression (as a smile or frown) created by typing a sequence of characters in sending email

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

:-( and :-) are emoticons

Hypernyms ("emoticon" is a kind of...):

facial expression; facial gesture (a gesture executed with the facial muscles)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "emoticon"):

smiley (an emoticon of a smiling face)


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