What is another word for emoticon?11 synonyms found
Pronunciation:[ ɪmˈɒtɪkən], [ ɪmˈɒtɪkən], [ ɪ_m_ˈɒ_t_ɪ_k_ə_n]
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Definition for Emoticon:
- / ee-moh'ti-kon/ ( Or " smiley") An ASCII glyphused to indicate an emotional state in text-only electronicmessaging systems such as chat, electronic mail, SMS ornews. Although originally intended mostly as jokes,emoticons are widely recognised if not expected; the lack ofverbal and visual cues can otherwise cause non-seriouscomments to be misinterpreted, resulting in offence, argumentsand flame wars.Hundreds of emoticons have been proposed, but only a few arein common use. These include: :-)" smiley face" ( for humour, laughter,friendliness, occasionally sarcasm) :-(" frowney face" ( for sadness, anger, or upset) ;-)" half-smiley" ( ha ha only serious); alsoknown as " semi-smiley" or " winkey face". :-/" wry face"These are more recognisable if you tilt your head to the left.The first two are by far the most frequently encountered.Hyphenless forms of them are also common. The acronym " lol"is also often used in the same context for the same effect(and is easier to type). The emoticon was invented by one Scott Fahlman on the CMUbboard systems on 1982-09-19. He later wrote: " I had noidea that I was starting something that would soon pollute allthe world's communication channels." GLS confirms that heremembers this original posting, which has subsequently beenretrieved from a backup(http:// research.microsoft.com/~ mbj/Smiley/BBoard_Contents. html). As with exclamation marks, overuse of the smiley is a mark ofloserhood! More than one per paragraph is a fairly sure signthat you've gone over the line.
Synonyms for Emoticon:
- wild card.
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Homophones for Emoticon:
- end game, endozoan, endogamy, Endogeny, entozoon, entozoan, Endogen, enthusiasm, endotoxin, endgame.
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