An emoticon, etymologically a portmanteau of emotion and icon, is a metacommunicative pictorial representation of a facial expression that, in the absence of body language and prosody, serves to draw a receiver’s attention to the tenor or temper of a sender’s nominal non-verbal communication, changing and improving its usually distinguished as a 3-5 character piece — usually by means of punctuation marks (though it can include numbers and letters) — a person’s feelings or mood, though as emoticons have become more popular, some devices have provided stylized pictures that do not use punctuation.
Here are some examples of our emoticons. You can find more gallery using our search menu.
Originally meaning pictograph, the word emoji comes from Japanese e (絵, “picture”) + moji (文字, “character”). The apparent resemblance to the English words “emotion” and “emoticon” is just a coincidence. All emoji in body text and tables will be supplied by the default browser (and probably system) emoji font, and may appear different on devices running different operating systems. Separate pictures will appear the same for all viewers.
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What is the difference between emoticons and emojis?
emoji are little picture characters, usually displayed in color by most operating systems. a simple example of emoji is U0001f603
emoticons are combinations of characters that are typically used as text. the creative combination of multiple characters results in a small picture that typically resembles some human emotion, the simplest example being 🙂
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