Emojis | Abbreviations and Acronyms [LOL, ...] | Emoticons [(:, :), ...]

Emoticons are combinations of keyboard symbols used to represent a facial expression that, in the absence of body language, served to draw a receiver's attention to the tenor or temper of a sender's non-verbal communication. E.g. ":)" - Happy

See emojis for unicode (graphical representations) of emoticons and many other symbols.

Text Emotions
:-) smile, happy
:-( frowning and generally unhappy
:-| indifferent and generally indifferent
;-) winking and generally witty. "I mean no offense, this is said in good humor *and* I'm teasing/yanking your chain"
8-) or B-) smile (from a person with glasses/sunglasses)
:-D laughing
;-) wink
:-o uhh oh! (startled or surprised)
:-> or >:-) devilish grin
;-> or >;-) winky and devilish grin
:-[ pouting
:-@ screaming
:-\ undecided, unsure
:-P tongue hanging out (did someone say "chocolate"?!), alternative definition is "razzberries"
:-0 worried, shocked
:-/ frustrated
:-{ between frustrated, angry, and sad; chagrin
<BG> or <bg> Big Grin
<G> or <g> Grin
<VBG> Very Big Grin
-X My lips are sealed
404 I haven't a clue
@-'--,- a rose
=:0 when you spill your coffee/tea on your fabric
=l:-)> Uncle Sam
<3 a heart

Emoticons at Yahoo! Messenger
These are .gif images not unicode characters, so you need to right click these and select "copy" or "copy image" to be able to paste them into a message.
See Emojis and
happy :) happy
sad :( sad
winking ;) winking
big grin :D big grin
batting eyelashes ;;) batting eyelashes
big hug >:D< big hug
confused :-/ confused
love struck :x love struck
blushing :"> blushing
tongue :P tongue
kiss :-* kiss
broken heart =(( broken heart
surprise :-O surprise
angry X( angry
smug :> smug
cool B-) cool
worried :-S worried
whew! #:-S whew!
devil >:) devil
crying :(( crying
laughing :)) laughing
straight face :| straight face
raised eyebrows /:) raised eyebrows
rolling on the floor =)) rolling on the floor
angel O:-) angel
nerd :-B nerd
talk to the hand =; talk to the hand
call me :-c call me
on the phone :)] on the phone
at wits' end ~X( at wits' end
wave :-h wave
time out :-t time out
day dreaming 8-> day dreaming
sleepy I-) sleepy
rolling eyes 8-| rolling eyes
loser L-) loser
sick :-& sick
don't tell anyone :-$ don't tell anyone
no talking [-( no talking
clown :O) clown
silly 8-} silly
party <:-P party
yawn (:| yawn
drooling =P~ drooling
thinking :-? thinking
d'oh #-o d'oh
applause =D> applause
nail biting :-SS nail biting
hypnotized @-) hypnotized
liar :^o liar
waiting :-w waiting
sigh :-< sigh
phbbbbt >:P phbbbbt
cowboy <):) cowboy
I don't want to see X_X I don't want to see
hurry up! :!! hurry up!
rock on! \m/ rock on!
thumbs down :-q thumbs down
thumbs up :-bd thumbs up
it wasn't me ^#(^ it wasn't me
pirate :ar! pirate*

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last updated 2 Mar 2016