smiley face


Definition of 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 Inside the envelope was a picture of a sun with a smiley face. Shreeya Agarwal,, "Max Major, Carroll County native, stuns in ‘America’s Got Talent’ performance; results airing Wednesday night," 26 Aug. 2020 On Monday, Schulman shared the news clip, simply tweeting a smiley face emoji alongside the video. Robyn Merrett,, "Catfish's Nev Schulman Leaves $926 Tip for Pregnant Waitress at Denver Airport," 12 Aug. 2020 In the box are six doughnuts, with designs such as two hands lathering with soap, a bottle of hand sanitizer with clear gel coming out of the pump, and a yellow smiley face whose mouth is covered by a mask. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "North Minneapolis bakery's COVID Donut Box offers 'happy treats'," 6 Aug. 2020 According to the new royal book Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, Harry used the ghost emoji instead of the regular smiley face in his texts. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince Harry Apparently Wooed Meghan Markle With an Emoji," 1 Aug. 2020 The tee, which comes in four different colors, is printed with a Ross and Rachel hug, embellished with the Friends logo, the Lisa Frank logo, an alien design, and some smiley face flowers. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Lisa Frank Just Released a "Friends" Merch Collab and It's An Absolute '90s DREAM," 30 July 2020 Viewers can request to do this as well, which is what the Guests ON and Guests OFF toggle switch (the smiley faces icon) is for. David Nield, Popular Science, "The best ways to livestream from your phone," 15 Apr. 2020 That’s the million [money-bag emoji] question [smiley face with a dollar sign on its tongue]. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, "The Divine Origins of the Horny Chain Text," 24 Jan. 2020 The 16-year-old actress sat in the sun, wearing a magenta corduroy duo with matching smiley face slippers and teeny '90s frames. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Millie Bobby Brown Matching Her Outfit to Her Slippers is a Social Distancing Mood," 13 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of smiley face

1957, in the meaning defined above

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9 Sep 2020

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“Smiley face.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of smiley face

: a symbol used in typing, writing, or drawing that represents a person smiling

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