Emojis are an integral part of modern communication. You have always wondered what the meaning of the infinite number of emojis is? We have an answer for each one for you.
Emoji meanings at a glance
Enter your emoji in the search and you will get the meaning displayed!
|😀||Grinning Face||More Info|
|😃||Grinning Face with Big Eyes||More Info|
|😄||Grinning Face with Smiling Eyes||More Info|
|😁||Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes||More Info|
|😆||Grinning Squinting Face||More Info|
|😅||Grinning Face with Sweat||More Info|
|🤣||Rolling on the Floor Laughing||More Info|
|😂||Face with Tears of Joy||More Info|
|🙂||Slightly Smiling Face||More Info|
|🙃||Upside-Down Face||More Info|
|😉||Winking Face||More Info|
|😊||Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes||More Info|
|😇||Smiling Face with Halo||More Info|
|🥰||Smiling Face with Hearts||More Info|
|😍||Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes||More Info|
|😘||Face Blowing a Kiss||More Info|
|😗||Kissing Face||More Info|
|☺||Smiling Face||More Info|
|😚||Kissing Face with Closed Eyes||More Info|
|😙||Kissing Face with Smiling Eyes||More Info|
|😋||Face Savoring Food||More Info|
|😛||Face with Tongue||More Info|
|😜||Winking Face with Tongue||More Info|
|🤪||Zany Face||More Info|
|😝||Squinting Face with Tongue||More Info|
|🤑||Money-Mouth Face||More Info|
|🤗||Hugging Face||More Info|
|🤭||Face with Hand Over Mouth||More Info|
|🤫||Shushing Face||More Info|
|🤔||Thinking Face||More Info|
Neutral And Sceptical Faces
|🤐||Zipper-Mouth Face||More Info|
|🤨||Face with Raised Eyebrow||More Info|
|😐||Neutral Face||More Info|
|😑||Expressionless Face||More Info|
|😶||Face Without Mouth||More Info|
|😏||Smirking Face||More Info|
|😒||Unamused Face||More Info|
|🙄||Face with Rolling Eyes||More Info|
|😬||Grimacing Face||More Info|
|🤥||Lying Face||More Info|
|😌||Relieved Face||More Info|
|😔||Pensive Face||More Info|
|😪||Sleepy Face||More Info|
|🤤||Drooling Face||More Info|
|😴||Sleeping Face||More Info|
|😷||Face with Medical Mask||More Info|
|🤒||Face with Thermometer||More Info|
|🤕||Face with Head-Bandage||More Info|
|🤢||Nauseated Face||More Info|
|🤮||Face Vomiting||More Info|
|🤧||Sneezing Face||More Info|
|🥵||Hot Face||More Info|
|🥶||Cold Face||More Info|
|🥴||Woozy Face||More Info|
|😵||Dizzy Face||More Info|
|🤯||Exploding Head||More Info|
Faces With Hats
|🤠||Cowboy Hat Face||More Info|
|🥳||Partying Face||More Info|
Faces With Glasses
|😎||Smiling Face with Sunglasses||More Info|
|🤓||Nerd Face||More Info|
|🧐||Face with Monocle||More Info|
|😕||Confused Face||More Info|
|😟||Worried Face||More Info|
|🙁||Slightly Frowning Face||More Info|
|☹||Frowning Face||More Info|
|😮||Face with Open Mouth||More Info|
|😯||Hushed Face||More Info|
|😲||Astonished Face||More Info|
|😳||Flushed Face||More Info|
|🥺||Pleading Face||More Info|
|😦||Frowning Face with Open Mouth||More Info|
|😧||Anguished Face||More Info|
|😨||Fearful Face||More Info|
|😰||Anxious Face with Sweat||More Info|
|😥||Sad but Relieved Face||More Info|
|😢||Crying Face||More Info|
|😭||Loudly Crying Face||More Info|
|😱||Face Screaming in Fear||More Info|
|😖||Confounded Face||More Info|
|😣||Persevering Face||More Info|
|😞||Disappointed Face||More Info|
|😓||Downcast Face with Sweat||More Info|
|😩||Weary Face||More Info|
|😫||Tired Face||More Info|
|🥱||Yawning Face||More Info|
|😤||Face with Steam From Nose||More Info|
|😡||Pouting Face||More Info|
|😠||Angry Face||More Info|
|🤬||Face with Symbols on Mouth||More Info|
|😈||Smiling Face with Horns||More Info|
|👿||Angry Face with Horns||More Info|
|☠||Skull and Crossbones||More Info|
|💩||Pile of Poo||More Info|
|🤡||Clown Face||More Info|
|👾||Alien Monster||More Info|
|🙈||See-No-Evil Monkey||More Info|
|🙉||Hear-No-Evil Monkey||More Info|
|🙊||Speak-No-Evil Monkey||More Info|
|💋||Kiss Mark||More Info|
|💌||Love Letter||More Info|
|💘||Heart with Arrow||More Info|
|💝||Heart with Ribbon||More Info|
|💖||Sparkling Heart||More Info|
|💗||Growing Heart||More Info|
|💓||Beating Heart||More Info|
|💞||Revolving Hearts||More Info|
|💕||Two Hearts||More Info|
|💟||Heart Decoration||More Info|
|❣||Heart Exclamation||More Info|
|💔||Broken Heart||More Info|
|❤||Red Heart||More Info|
|🤍||White Heart||More Info|
|💯||Hundred Points||More Info|
|💢||Anger Symbol||More Info|
|💦||Sweat Droplets||More Info|
|💨||Dashing Away||More Info|
|💬||Speech Balloon||More Info|
|👁️🗨️||Eye in Speech Bubble||More Info|
|🗨||Left Speech Bubble||More Info|
|🗯||Right Anger Bubble||More Info|
|💭||Thought Balloon||More Info|
People & Bodies
|👋||Waving Hand||More Info|
|🤚||Raised Back of Hand||More Info|
|🖐||Hand with Fingers Splayed||More Info|
|✋||Raised Hand||More Info|
|🖖||Vulcan Salute||More Info|
|👌||OK Hand||More Info|
|🤏||Pinching Hand||More Info|
|✌||Victory Hand||More Info|
|🤞||Crossed Fingers||More Info|
|🤟||Love-You Gesture||More Info|
|🤘||Sign of the Horns||More Info|
|🤙||Call Me Hand||More Info|
|👈||Backhand Index Pointing Left||More Info|
|👉||Backhand Index Pointing Right||More Info|
|👆||Backhand Index Pointing Up||More Info|
|🖕||Middle Finger||More Info|
|👇||Backhand Index Pointing Down||More Info|
|☝||Index Pointing Up||More Info|
|👍||Thumbs Up||More Info|
|👎||Thumbs Down||More Info|
|✊||Raised Fist||More Info|
|👊||Oncoming Fist||More Info|
|🤛||Left-Facing Fist||More Info|
|🤜||Right-Facing Fist||More Info|
|👏||Clapping Hands||More Info|
|🙌||Raising Hands||More Info|
|👐||Open Hands||More Info|
|🤲||Palms Up Together||More Info|
|🙏||Folded Hands||More Info|
|✍||Writing Hand||More Info|
|💅||Nail Polish||More Info|
|💪||Flexed Biceps||More Info|
|🦾||Mechanical Arm||More Info|
|🦿||Mechanical Leg||More Info|
|🦻||Ear with Hearing Aid||More Info|
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The difference between smileys, emojis and emoticons
These three terms are often used interchangeably, although they actually each have their own independent meaning.
Most of the time, we simply use the term “smiley” because it comes off the lips so nicely, while “emoji” and “emoticon” sound rather edgy.
The origin of the terms in their order:
- Smiley: 1962
- Emoticon: 1982
- Emoji: 1999
A smiley is a simple representation of a smiling face that became popular in 1962 and consists of a yellow circle with two black dots for eyes and a black arc for the mouth.
It was created by the American graphic artist Harvey Ross Ball.
It wasn’t until the internet came along that it took more than just an animation of a happy three-eyed face. This gave rise to emoticons – later followed by emojis.
Still, it’s perfectly fine to use the term “smiley” as a generic term when using messaging Apps such as Whatsapp, for example – after all, that’s where it originally came from!
An emoticon is the raw format of an emoji. With the help of ordinary punctuation marks, letters and numbers, we can depict figures that are very close to a human face with expressions and other shapes.
For example, xD stands for a big grin, while :-O shows a frightened/amazed expression and <3 obviously represents a heart.
Incidentally, sometime in September 1982, a student posted the following message on an Internet forum – the emoticon was invented.
19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman :-) From: Scott E Fahlman <Fahlman at Cmu-20c> I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers: :-) Read it sideways. Actually, it is probably more economical to mark things that are NOT jokes, given current trends. For this, use :-(
An emoji is a small image that can show anything from a puzzled face to a crying cat to a dog bone.
To the delight of all smartphone users, new emojis appear regularly to lighten up communication and allow you to express your emotions without text more often than not.
The word emoji translates to “picture character” (from Japanese e = picture and moji = letter/character).
These pictograms look different on every device because manufacturers like Apple, Google, Facebook, Windows, Twitter and Samsung (you can find an overview at Unicode) produce their own sets, therefore the different meanings.
An emoji is the animated form of an emoticon.
Frequently asked questions
What does “emoji” mean?
The term comes from Japanese (絵文字) and means “picture character”. The “e” stands for “picture” and “moji” for “character.” So these are graphic representations of smileys and other characters that find their application especially in messenger Apps like WhatsApp as symbols and are also popular on social media platforms.
What does this smiley :3 mean?
:3 is a trivialized variation of :). It represents deep satisfaction or expresses being flattered. It is a symbol meant to represent the cat face of anime characters when they say something clever or sarcastic, or comment on something cute. A facial expression with the same emotion is UwU.
What does the ^^ smiley mean?
In written language, the character named “circumflex” is used to confer a special pronunciation or emphasis. In the digital language, the two adjacent ^^ characters act as an expression for a pleased smile. The emoticon originated in Japan, where laughter is restrained, especially in public, and Japanese women sometimes still hold their hand in front of their mouth when laughing. Attached to a statement, ^^ provides a cheer.
What does an upside-down smiley mean?
An upside-down smiley or emoji such as 🙃 is often used to indicate a joking, ambiguous, ironic or sarcastic statement. Likewise, it is symbolic of craziness and can also be used simply to have a change from the conventional smiley 🙂 .
What should I reply to a kiss smiley?
Answer with a kiss smiley of your own! Then it’s your counterpart’s turn again.