smiley face


: a line drawing of a smiling face

Examples of smiley face in a Sentence

He ended his e-mail with a smiley face. The teacher drew a smiley face on the student's homework.
Recent Examples on the Web Bieber launched the clothing brand, which is a nod to his middle name, in January 2019 with an array of T-shirts, sweatshirts and shorts, along with a collection of beige corduroy pieces, emblazoned with the drew house logo and a smiley face. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 2 May 2024 Dingus and some other students compared the sun to a smiley face. The Enquirer, 8 Apr. 2024 For a younger generation, the once-powerful protest symbol packs about as much of a punch as a smiley face. Ruth La Ferla, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2024 Both siblings wore matching blue-and-white checkerboard pajamas, which featured smiley faces and rock n' roll tongues. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 28 Mar. 2024 Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller simply shared a smiley face in one social media post responding to Hur's report. Zeke Miller The Associated Press,, 10 Feb. 2024 Digital tests may have a smiley face, while strips will show you lines. Sarah Bradley, Parents, 30 Mar. 2024 Nicky, 39, threw down smiley face heart emojis to acknowledge the adorable post, while Paris' husband Carter Reum posted some heart emojis for his wife's sentiment. Marisa Sullivan, Peoplemag, 24 Aug. 2023 Tarek and Heather also shared a photo of their son with his mouth open, wearing a beige beanie with a smiley face on it. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 19 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of smiley face was in 1957

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Cite this Entry

“Smiley face.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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