What Does EMOTICON Mean?

An EMOTICON is graphical representation of emotion.

Emoticons (or "emotional icons") are a way to show emotion in text-based communication. They consist of a small group of symbols arranged to show emotions, such as happiness, sadness, anger, and others, using the letters, numbers, and symbols usually found on a standard keyboard in a typographic approximation of the desired illustration.

Emoticons have largely been made redundant on most messaging apps, as users now have access to a large number of emojis and most emoticons are automatically replaced with the corresponding emoji.

Happy emoticons are alternatively known as a "smileys" or "smiley faces."

For a list of emoticons visit our icons and emoticons page.

Summary of Key Points

"Graphical Representation of Emotion" is the most common definition for EMOTICON on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Graphical Representation of Emotion
Type:Word, Acronym, and Abbreviation
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

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When I write EMOTICON, I mean this:

meaning of EMOTICON
Emoticons can be used to display a range of emotions.

Example of EMOTICON Used in a Text


See Also

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