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emoticon

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noun emo·ti·con \i-ˈmō-ti-ˌkän\

Simple Definition of emoticon

  • : a group of keyboard characters that are used to represent a facial expression (such as a smile or frown)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of emoticon

  1. :  a group of keyboard characters (as :-)) that typically represents a facial expression or suggests an attitude or emotion and that is used especially in computerized communications (as e-mail)



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