What Does :') Mean?

:') means "Crying with Joy". This icon suggests that something was so funny it brought tears to the eyes. When typed, the colon represents the eyes, the apostrophe represents a tear, and the close-bracket represents a smiling mouth. Similar icons to the "Crying With Joy" icon include:

Summary of Key Points

"Crying with Joy" is the most common definition for :') on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Definition:Crying with Joy
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Image for :')

When I write :'), I mean this:

:') icon
This icon means "Crying With Joy".


Examples of :') in Sentences

Here are examples of :') being used in conversations:
  • John: My wife told me: "Sex is better on holiday." That wasn’t a very nice postcard to receive.
  • Tony: :').
  • John: Standing in the park, I was wondering why a frisbee gets larger the closer it gets. Then it hit me.
  • Tony: :').

An Academic Look at :')

:') is classified as an icon because it is a pictorial representation.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "that's hilarious" or "I am crying with laughter" instead of :').

Example of :') Used in a Text


See Also

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