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What Does :3 Mean?:3 is an emoticon which represents a coy smile.
The emoticon :3 is used in texting and online chat to indicate a coy smile. For example:
- Ali: Would you like to go for a drink with me tonight? :3.
- Lee: I was hoping you would ask. :3.
Image for :3When I write :3, I mean this: :3 is an emoticon that represents a coy smile.
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Summary of Key Points"Coy Smile" is the most common definition for :3 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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An Academic Look at :3:3 is classified as an emoticon. Emoticons 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.
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."
Example of :3 Used in a Text
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