200 Emoji meanings at a glance

Emojis are an integral part of modern communication. You have always wondered what the meaning of the infinite number of emojis is? We have an answer for each one for you.

Emoji meanings at a glance

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Laughing Faces

๐Ÿ˜€Grinning FaceThe grinning face is the universal genius among emojis. With its simple but cheerful facial expressions, you can use it in just about any context. Behind a simple 'Hey', as a symbolic laugh, because someone told a "joke" or if you are just happy about something.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ƒGrinning Face with Big EyesHere's some more cheerfulness for you to send out. You think there's no difference between this and face number one? Take another good look. It's the eyes. Bigger eyes show more laughter, more happiness and joy.More Info
๐Ÿ˜„Grinning Face with Smiling EyesThe first thing you should learn about emojis is that they are like adjectives: improvable. While we were at a simple laugh above, this grinning face expresses a lot more laughter through its smiling eyes. A possible reaction to a good joke, a tweet by Donald Trump or just anything else that makes you laugh heartily because it's just insanely funny.More Info
๐Ÿ˜Beaming Face with Smiling EyesThe beaming face not only gives a broad grin and laugh, but also lets light-heartedness and serenity resonate. It says: Nothing and nobody can spoil your day today. The reason can be a generally positive mood or a particularly joyful event. But you can also use it if you are embarrassed about something.More Info
๐Ÿ˜†Grinning Squinting FaceYour friend has shown a truly remarkable case of clumsiness? Someone has stumbled and you still can't stop laughing? Then you can do your reaction justive with this emoji on the internet. It expresses something nasty, but not a malicious laugh. You can also use the Grinning Squinting face with narrowed eyes for something really silly or funny.More Info
๐Ÿ˜…Grinning Face with SweatAt the latest when you are almost lying on the floor laughing, this emoji comes into play; the previous 6 are simply no longer meaningful enough. It shows that you have been laughing for what feels like an eternity, so that beads of sweat are already visible on your forehead.More Info
๐ŸคฃRolling on the Floor LaughingThere is nothing to keep you on the chair, sofa or any other sitting object. You lie on the floor laughing. And if you manage to use your mobile phone while you are laughing, use this very emoji. You can't express more laughter with a yellow face.More Info
๐Ÿ˜‚Face with Tears of JoyThe face with tears of joy is the most used emoji worldwide. Just like the grinning face, it is universally applicable and only expresses more happiness and laughter through the tears of joy.More Info
๐Ÿ™‚Slightly Smiling FaceThe slightly smiling face is derived from the famous smiley and was part of the world's first emoji set. The slightly smiling face looks very neutral and can therefore be used in almost every cover. It is especially often used to make a sentence sound more positive, which could come across without possibly being wrong. But watch out: It can also be used in a sarcastic context.More Info
๐Ÿ™ƒUpside-Down FaceThe world is upside down, but more figuratively than actually. It is a great and simple reaction to let irony or ambiguity shine through. Want an example? If you do it regularly, it's not bad at all (refers to cleaning, of course). But you can also just react to an average joke with the Upside-Down face.More Info
๐Ÿ˜‰Winking FaceThe winking face is an ideal way to make news appear humorous. It winks audaciously, which is why it is often involved in digital flirtations on Tinder and Co. It also lets you know that you have one or more ulterior motives.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ŠSmiling Face with Smiling EyesWith this emoji, the red cheeks are particularly expressive. If you use it, it expresses slight shyness or an embarrassed smile. It is often used as a reaction of women when you get a good compliment. So men, put your back into it, maybe you got such a red-cheeked emoji. It also symbolizes gratitude, contentment and happiness.More Info
๐Ÿ˜‡Smiling Face with HaloHelped grandma across the street, called mum, made a quick donation and in the evening your emoji was crowned with the halo. But it's half the fun if you don't share it with others. So off with the halo emoji in the social media and sent to your friends.More Info

Affected Faces

๐ŸฅฐSmiling Face with HeartsThe non plus ultra among the emojis for lovers. Nothing better expresses that you are floating on cloud 7 and that the pink and red glasses are now part of your standard outfit. A satisfied expression on your face that radiates happiness and hearts that hover around you symbolize lots of love in the air.More Info
๐Ÿ˜Smiling Face with Heart-EyesJust the right facial expression for women when they see Channing Tatum in "Magic Mike" or Aragorn in "Lord of the Rings". Men also look like this when they see a beautiful woman, but emotionally charged as we are, we tend to use ๐Ÿ˜ for that. So the face with heart-eyes expresses strong enthusiasm with a pinch of infatuation. Also applies to cute cat videos on YouTube.More Info
๐ŸคฉStar-StruckHad there been emojis during Michael Jordan's active years, everyone would probably have used them to express their anticipation of seeing 'His Airness' play. So use it when you want to tell the world that you are looking forward to something or someone unbridled. So much so that you are literally gasping and sleep deprived of anticipation.More Info
๐Ÿ˜˜Face Blowing a KissThat's the little brother of the Kissing Mouth. The face is primarily used among couples to express love, affection or the request in "Honey, will you take the garbage out later? But it is also often seen in conversations between girlfriends. For men, however, ๐Ÿ˜ is more common.More Info
๐Ÿ˜—Kissing FaceThis is the married version of the kiss throwing face. The heart is overrated, but a kiss in between is still in there. Married or not, anyone can use it to say thank you to close people, like relatives or close friends. Since the questionable invention of the 'duckface', it is often symbolised by the kissing face.More Info
โ˜บSmiling FaceThe smiling face expresses best that the salary has arrived on your account and you have already opened the first 10 shopping sites on the net. It represents absolute bliss, but can also be a shy reaction to a compliment; especially the red cheeks let you know. The smiling face is the enhancement of ๐Ÿ˜Š.More Info
๐Ÿ˜šKissing Face with Closed EyesYou can send this kissing face without hesitation to all people close to you. As a thank-you or just like that. The red cheeks and closed eyes express much love, but not necessarily only those between lovers. Mom and dad are also happy about a kissing face from their child. So don't hold back.More Info
๐Ÿ˜™Kissing Face with Smiling EyesThe slightly more relaxed version of the kissing face. Without the red cheeks it appears more neutral and symbolizes a nice gesture to relatives and good friends. It also represents a face that whistles. So if you feel especially well and whistle with delight, it is the ideal emoji.More Info

Tongue Faces

๐Ÿ˜‹Face Savoring FoodHow do you best annoy other people on the Internet? By cooking something delicious, posting a photo of it on Instagram or Co. and just putting this emoji underneath. Not because it looks like a tongue stuck out, but because the face says "Here's something super delicious and that's why I'm licking my lips". But keep in mind that those who know your address could be at your door with cutlery in their hands in no time.More Info
๐Ÿ˜›Face with TongueHere we come now to the outstretched tongue. This emoji is really used to give someone the taste buds, but in a humorous sense. If you're joking around with friends in writing, making fun of someone for fun, or want to make sure someone doesn't take your message too seriously, this is ideal.More Info
๐Ÿ˜œWinking Face with TongueWith that winking face that sticks out its tongue, you're going to go one better. More sass, more fun, more fooling around. But it's also great in flirt chats, if you want to pester your counterpart in fun. But do that only if you can take the payback ๐Ÿ˜‰More Info
๐ŸคชZany FaceIf someone sends you this emoji, you don't have to go and get the people with the clean record. It makes it clear that someone has gone crazy, but in this case it's good crazy. Absolute silliness, a lewd joke or being completely freaked out with joy are good examples to justify the use of the crazy face.More Info
๐Ÿ˜Squinting Face with TongueThis is pure spitefulness, compactly displayed in a yellow face. But of course only in fun and not at all out of spite. You can also use it to express playfulness and excitement about something or someone. It is definitely one of the happiest emojis there is.More Info
๐Ÿค‘Money-Mouth FaceCoal, dough, money, money, notes, money - so many meanings for the most important means in the world. No matter what you call it, when it comes to the contents of your wallet, the money-mouth face is just right. It expresses joy about money and as we all know, you only have this joy when the money comes to you and not the other way around.More Info

Hand Faces

๐Ÿค—Hugging FaceOh, well, who could resist a friendly, warming hug? Apart from certain viruses, no one. So if you feel like a hug or if you want to hug someone with joy or gratitude, you can announce it with this emoji. Or you don't have to wait and just do it. The world needs more hugs.More Info
๐ŸคญFace with Hand Over MouthHihi...who doesn't know them, the gang of girls who sit giggling in the corner of the schoolyard and whisper. The face with the hand in front of the mouth presents itself perfectly. But as cheerful as the emoji looks at this gesture, it can also be used seriously. Generally, it is a reaction to shocking or surprising news. But it also quickly tells you that someone is lying or has been lied to.More Info
๐ŸคซShushing FaceWhen someone sends you a face with a finger in front of its mouth, it is not so much to forbid you to speak, but rather to tell you not to tell anyone else anything. But it can also be used as an admonition.More Info
๐Ÿค”Thinking FaceThoughtful emoji has many sides, almost like a person with multiple personalities. It can express that you are lost in thought, thinking about something said, questioning something, or thinking someone is questionable or stupid. It simply depends on the context - which your counterpart should know better.More Info

Neutral And Sceptical Faces

๐ŸคZipper-Mouth FaceThe perfect emoji for mafiosi: says that someone should be silenced or just be silent. In a less sinister context you can use emoji to reassure someone that you are silent and a secret is safe with you. It can also be used when you are missing the right words.More Info
๐ŸคจFace with Raised EyebrowOk, ok, how can we describe this emoji without mentioning Dwayne Johnson aka master of the raised eyebrow. It's practically the spitting image of him in yellow. You use it when you find something or someone questionable. You can also react to oddities with this face and there are enough of them on the internet.More Info
๐Ÿ˜Neutral FaceYou can't decide how you feel or with which emoji you should use to react to something? Then take Mr. Neutral. Nothing better expresses that you are neither bad nor good. But what is not, can still become - in both directions.More Info
๐Ÿ˜‘Expressionless FaceThis is the sort of expression that appears on the faces of people who are being told conspiracy theories with full conviction. It expresses that a limit has been reached for you or that you consider a conversation to be over. The next thing you know, your counterpart would only reap a shake of the head.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ถFace Without MouthWith the Face without Mouth emoji you show more than clearly that you either do not want to say anything about something or simply have nothing to say. You simply prefer to hold back before you say something wrong, which has even bigger consequences. This is the complete opposite of Donald Trump's approach.More Info
๐Ÿ˜Smirking Face"Well, baby, can I have your phone number or is it busy?" Pickup lines like that are often accompanied by a smiling face. But it doesn't save the line or make it work. Not even online, where emoji is especially popular among men. It expresses coolness, irony, but - watch out - also complacency. So be careful what you use the smiling face for.More Info
๐Ÿ˜’Unamused FaceIt is precisely this expression that manifests itself automatically for every quarantine from 10 days upwards. Not only does the ceiling fall on your head, but also your mood. In order to rub it in everyone's face that your mood is as low as can be, the unamused face emoji was invented.More Info
๐Ÿ™„Face with Rolling EyesJesus, he's a pain in the a**. There's no more appropriate way to explain the eye-rolling emoji. It is the emoji term for being annoyed, contempt or even bored. With regard to the latter, the emoji can also be used for fun; otherwise it is not a nice emoji.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ฌGrimacing FaceFrom the name, this emoji might be fun. However, the grimace rather expresses nervousness, clumsiness and embarrassment. Whether you're fluttering before your first date or you don't really know what to say on a topic, the grimacing face is perfect for communicating your feelings in writing.More Info
๐ŸคฅLying FaceMuch love from Pinoccio. He may be the original, but emojis are getting more attention in the 21st century. The long nose stands for a lie. It can be your own, which you admit, or someone else's, which you expose; both not pretty. Tip: If you don't lie, you don't have to use emoji.More Info

Sleeping Faces

๐Ÿ˜ŒRelieved FaceApproximately this expression can be seen on the face of a Buddha when he reaches nirvana. Marked by absolute peace and contentment. If you feel similar, this emoji fits perfectly. But you can also use it to express relief about something. It also reflects good-natured humour.More Info
๐Ÿ˜”Pensive FaceThe preliminary stage of all sad faces. It represents a face that is thoughtful, but on subjects that are sad or distressing in nature. You can also use it to express regret, disappointment or the feeling of being hurt inside. If your sadness is more intense, you may want to look at the meaning of the following emojis: ๐Ÿ˜ฅ, ๐Ÿ˜ข or ๐Ÿ˜ญ.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ชSleepy FaceWhen the alarm clock rings, you have to get up at 6am and then look in the mirror, you should see the image of this emojis. Overslept to the roof, you are not really capable of anything meaningful except showering and brushing your teeth. But don't confuse the emoji with a sad expression. The blue drop is not a tear, but a snot bubble. In mangas and anime it is a popular way to portray a character as tired or sleepy.More Info
๐ŸคคDrooling FaceThe drooling face is not intended to represent a baby that is not yet able to control the flow of saliva as well, but rather expresses that delicious food is waiting for you. Oh yes, or a person, whereby 'tasty' in this case can be replaced by 'sexy'. Either way, it represents desire and anticipation.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ดSleeping FaceZZZZZZ...Oh sorry, I fell asleep over the keyboard when I tried to write this description. If you are ever so tired, you can use this emoji to express yourself quickly without using big words. Yes, emojis are very practical.More Info

Unwell Faces

๐Ÿ˜ทFace with Medical MaskThe face with medical mask was hardly used in this country until 2020. But then came the Corona Pandemic. It is used in any context when it is about protecting oneself or someone else from an infectious disease. It also symbolizes that you have to go to the doctor or lie in hospital without saying much. So when this is sent to you, your reaction should be to ask how they feel.More Info
๐Ÿค’Face with ThermometerChildren would send this emoji to their parents when they don't want to go to school again. But most of the time they live under one roof, so the good old "hold the thermometer to the lamp" trick still has to be used. The face expresses that you have an illness with a fever or fear of becoming ill.More Info
๐Ÿค•Face with Head-BandageWalked into the door again? Share it and reap pity or even gloating. It expresses that you have hurt yourself, and so badly that even a bandage is necessary.More Info
๐ŸคขNauseated FaceWhere normally only spoken sounds should come out, broken sounds come out from time to time. No matter what makes you feel sick, this is a quick and easy way to express that you are currently indisposed. The appearance of the emojis also eliminates the need for the recipient to ask what is going on. The only thing you will possibly get is a 'get well soon'.More Info
๐ŸคฎFace VomitingKnow the feeling in your stomach after your 9th Jรคgermeister? This is exactly the phrase that emoji expresses. But you can also say that you are sick, preferably concerning the gastrointestinal tract. It is also especially popular with club and bar goers the next morning. The body can only process a certain amount of alcohol.More Info
๐ŸคงSneezing FaceThe common flu or just a cold knocked again. So if you get obligatory questions from relatives and friends, you can answer with this simple emoji. The handkerchief expresses perfectly that at least your nose is not doing the job it should: smelling and breathing.More Info
๐ŸฅตHot FaceOut and about in the Sahara again? It can make you feel a little bit why under the arms. Meanwhile you don't have to fly so far to get into hot climates. With this emoji you can also express your opinion about the warm weather or let us know that you are going to the sauna.More Info
๐ŸฅถCold FaceThis emoji expresses the feeling when you have to get up early in winter and the shower takes forever to get warm. In the meantime, an icicle can grow on your nose. So the freezing face simply expresses that you are bitterly cold and a cocoa in front of the fireplace would be more than desirable.More Info
๐ŸฅดWoozy FaceDrunk, confused, dazed, just woke up - this face has many meanings. But all the feelings it expresses are not states of mind. This emoji is good for telling mom that your chair will be empty at Sunday dinner today; you are better off in bed.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ตDizzy FaceThis facial expression is said to have been noticed by one or the other student when the math teacher explained something. It expresses strong confusion, dizziness or even strong emotions. It is also often sent out when you have a heavy sitting; it is probably not possible to write more than one emoji.More Info
๐ŸคฏExploding HeadThe exploding head is the most obvious choice to show that you are shocked. But not "Lindsay-Lohan-was-arrested-again-shocked", but much more "Donald-Trump-has-opened-his-mouth-again-shocked". So if something completely blows your mind or makes you awe, you can express it with this emoji. It's also a good way to express how you feel when your head is smoking, for example after studying or after your grandmother has chewed your ear off.More Info

Faces With Hats

๐Ÿค Cowboy Hat FaceIt's just the right emojis when you're galloping wildly through the steppes, shouting 'Yee-haw' in the most eloquent cowboy manner and then sharing it in social media. With a face wearing a cowboy hat everyone knows immediately what is meant. But of course you can also use it in any other reference that has to do with freedom, adventure or outdoor activities.More Info
๐ŸฅณPartying FaceIt's party time. That was the explanation for this emoji. No matter what there is to celebrate, the emoji celebrates or announces the party properly. It's also ideal for spamming among friends in anticipation of carnival and when you can hardly wait.More Info

Faces With Glasses

๐Ÿ˜ŽSmiling Face with SunglassesIt is never too dark for sunglasses: at night, during the day, with sun, without sun. So even the smiling face with sunglasses belongs to the 24/7 emojis. You can use them to express coolness that the sun is shining or that you are lying on Malle on the beach and your friends are not. But you also have to be careful not to use it too much, because it also represents self-conviction and pride in yourself - and you know what most people think of self-consciousness if it is not your own.More Info
๐Ÿค“Nerd FaceYou did or said something so clever, that even Einstein or Bill Gates would be stunned? Then spread the word online with the Nerd Face Emoji! It stereotypically represents the image of a nerd to make fun of or further strengthen moments of absolute genius.More Info
๐ŸงFace with MonocleAdmittedly, wearing a monocle is no longer fashionable for men. Yet this emoji is still often used in the 21st century. The mischievous grin in this case is meant to express that something seems suspicious or that you are thinking about something. It's so to speak the emoji variant of ๐Ÿค”.More Info

Worried Faces

๐Ÿ˜•Confused FaceAt first glance, the emoji may not fit the description. This is why it is often used as a minimally sad, disappointed or frustrated face. Originally, the lowered corner of the mouth and the simple eye circles were supposed to represent the emotions of insecurity and confusion. In short, you can use it in either case, it simply depends on the context.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ŸWorried FaceAbout the expression an enthusiastic football fan would make if his team is about to take a decisive penalty. Use this Emoji in moments of worry and anxiety.More Info
๐Ÿ™Slightly Frowning FaceAn emoji that expresses concern or disappointment through a slight frown in expression. You can also use it in combination with slight sadness. But in this case, it is more likely that your favourite chocolate is sold out than something serious that you have to mourn.More Info
โ˜นFrowning FaceAs part of the first Emoji set that saw the light of the digital world in 1999, it expresses the basic emotions of concern and disappointment; but more intensely than the slightly frowning face does.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ฎFace with Open MouthThis face shows your reaction when you are sure that nothing can surprise you anymore and suddenly it does. Accordingly, the emoji reflects shock, in positive causality also surprise. It is the yellow face that says 'wow'.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ฏHushed FaceExpect nothing and your expectations will not be disappointed. There's an old saying that goes something like this. Whether you like it or not, it describes well what this emoji expresses when you don't follow it. Expectations are disappointed and the mood is subdued.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ฒAstonished FaceMore positive amazement than ๐Ÿ˜ฎ shows this emoji. If you are very happy about something, but did not expect it to happen at all, it is the best choice. It also says that you admire someone's performance or perceive something incredulous.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ณFlushed FaceThe flushed face is one of the most frequently used emojis on the net. You can use it as a reaction to something or someone when you want to express mild shock combined with disbelief. Apart from that, it has the following meanings, depending on the context of a message: flattery, surprise, admiration, excitement or stunned.More Info
๐ŸฅบPleading FaceThe all-purpose weapon of the friends, wives and daughters of this world. Are we going to the Maldives? Are we making another baby? Dad, can I have a new cell phone? You've already lost when the question comes up. The pleading face is just the coup de grace that follows if you don't say yes immediately.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ฆFrowning Face with Open MouthThe beauty of emojis is that since their invention, many emotions have been added, but they are also depicted in a stronger or weaker way. Besides ๐Ÿ™ and โ˜น this one expresses disappointment, concern and negative astonishment most strongly. Depending on how strong you feel a feeling of it, you can choose between different emojis.More Info
๐Ÿ˜งAnguished FaceIf you notice that spring-cleaning is due again, you can get a lot of sympathy with this emoji. It also stands for strong confusion and sadness. In reality, you would lose your breath for a short time from shock and concern.More Info
๐Ÿ˜จFearful FaceYour boyfriend or girlfriend writes you that you need to talk. Everyone on this planet knows what these words mean. Reason enough to put on such a scared face, knowing what is coming. Otherwise you can also use it to express your fear of an exam or the like.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ฐAnxious Face with SweatAnd this is the enhanced form of ๐Ÿ˜จ. The emoji is more likely to be in the league of watching horror movies or having a serial killer as a neighbor. But if something is bothering you so much that fear and restlessness comes up in you, you can articulate yourself very well with the anxious face including bead of sweat.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ฅSad but Relieved FaceAccording to an old saying you should see the glass half full of water and not half empty. That's what this emoji is all about: you are sad and distressed about something, but also relieved that it didn't get any worse.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ขCrying FaceYour girlfriend's face when she watched Titanic. Too cliche? Fine. A lot of men feel the same way. The emoji expresses slight sadness and pain often in a less serious context also when you miss someone.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ญLoudly Crying FaceEven though it depicts a heartbroken crying face, emoji is more often used to merely mourn something exaggeratedly. For example, because a concert is cancelled or your best friend is ill and therefore shopping has to be cancelled. But if you feel really bad and can't stop crying, you can of course express it with this emoji as well; it depends on the context.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ฑFace Screaming in FearThis face is probably the emoji reincarnation of the painting 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch. Just like that one, the emoji expresses shock, awe and extreme excitement. So if something really scares you incredibly, the face screaming in fear fits perfectly.More Info
๐Ÿ˜–Confounded FaceYou no longer understand the world or simply don't understand the jumble of numbers that your math teacher scribbles on the blackboard. The emoji fits perfectly as a reaction. It also expresses frustration and irritation in many ways. You can also express disgust and sadness with the confounded face.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ฃPersevering FaceEven if you are angry about something or especially someone, you try to hold back your emotions. Be it because you do not want to show them or the reason is not worth showing them. It also illustrates the inner struggle with something and helplessness.More Info
๐Ÿ˜žDisappointed FaceThe sadly raised eyebrows are a good indication of when you miss someone deeply and know that you will not see him/her again for the first time (for example in long-distance relationships). Of course you are disappointed about this, even if nobody can help it. Otherwise, it also expresses many other unhappy emotions such as disappointment, sadness, stress, regret and remorse.More Info
๐Ÿ˜“Downcast Face with SweatIf you are simply flat and depressed, every slightest effort brings beads of sweat to your forehead, this emoji makes your condition perfectly clear.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ฉWeary FaceYou come from your first job and have to go straight to the next one? Life as a student is not easy. Share your frustration with your friends and followers by sending them this emoji. You will definitely get one or two messages of sympathy.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ซTired FaceThe same boring joke from a friend, the same boring program on TV or the same bad game of your favorite team. All of these things can lead to despair and frustration. One is simply tired of seeing or hearing the same thing over and over again. Furthermore, it is also good to show someone strong desire that is not being satisfied.More Info
๐ŸฅฑYawning FaceIs it a coincidence that this emoji is used especially often among students? It probably is. But in general it expresses boredom and some students feel it sometimes. Maybe it's no coincidence after all. Otherwise you can typically use it to express sleep deprivation.More Info

Evil Faces

๐Ÿ˜คFace with Steam From NoseThis emoji is like a snorting bull: if you see one snorting, you'd better start running fast, because what follows is not good. So you can use your face to indicate to someone that you are already angry and he/she should not say anything now, otherwise he/she will have to start running.More Info
๐Ÿ˜กPouting FaceThis facial expression conveys that you lack the right words because of anger and rage. Therefore, you prefer to pout and think carefully about what you can throw at your counterpart or write to him. Accordingly this emoji reflects hate and anger.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ Angry FaceYou can use an angry face when you are angry or disgusted with something. Besides, with this emoji you also call someone mean.More Info
๐ŸคฌFace with Symbols on MouthExactly the right reaction when you have your little toe against the cupboard or the edge of the bed. You curse and suddenly find the best vulgar expressions. As an emoji it expresses the same thing: when someone says something stupid on Facebook and Co. (it should happen), the scolding face shows your reaction without being banned for obscenities.More Info
๐Ÿ˜ˆSmiling Face with HornsSounds paradoxical, but there is love and there is the evil devil's face. This is the love. Well, maybe it's better to be called mischievous. Anyway, it's handy if you want to tease or tease in love. Also often depicted in purple.More Info
๐Ÿ‘ฟAngry Face with HornsAnd this is the bad brother from ๐Ÿ˜ˆ. If the angry emoji can't express nearly enough your anger and rage about someone or something, the angry face with horns fits perfectly. This is all you can do to express negative feelings.More Info
๐Ÿ’€SkullAbove all, the human skull should not be confused with the skull, one line below. Its meaning is limited purely to death. But not only in a negative sense. In combination with other emojis it can also illustrate dying from laughter or affection.More Info
โ˜ Skull and CrossbonesThe international symbol for pirates and has been for centuries. Also as an emoji the skull with the crossed bones refers to corresponding themes, be it carnival, Halloween or death in general. It can also be used as a warning symbol for poison.More Info

Costumed Faces

๐Ÿ’ฉPile of PooShit! That's what you think when you see this emoji. And that's exactly what it means: when something has gone really wrong, someone has put their foot in a proverbial faux pas or, well, stepped in excrement. So you use the ....-emoji either for fun or as a reaction to something really bad.More Info
๐ŸคกClown FaceAt the latest since Stephen King's character Pennywise saw the light of the literary world, we probably don't only have the friendly clown from the circus ring in our heads anymore. Although this costumed emoji reflects exactly such a clown, you can of course use it if you tell on Twitter that you were in It Chapter Two and weren't afraid (even if nobody will believe you ;))More Info
๐Ÿ‘นOgreNo, the mask does not belong to Ogre Shrek. But just like the famous green monster, it represents a benign monster in Japanese folklore. There it is called Oni and is said to ward off evil and blame naughty children. So if you have children who don't do what you want them to do, use the Ogre Emoji to warn them that there is a TV ban if they are not nice.More Info
๐Ÿ‘บGoblinYou have problems falling asleep because a monster lives in your closet? No problem. Ask for the mobile number and send this mask to the monster. In fright he will clean your closet before he runs away. The mask represents a malicious character called Tengu, a well-known figure in Japanese folklore. Even the average monster is afraid of it. Thus, the emoji expresses anger, cruelty, but also mischievous behaviour, as the context allows.More Info
๐Ÿ‘ปGhostBOO! Well, scared? No? Understandable. The broad grin on the ghost's face is really not frightening. Clown emoji is scarier. Together with the outstretched tongue, the cheerful-looking facial expression should also express much more that you're joking about something. But watch out: Ghost Emoji doesn't look like this on every platform. Some images depict a ghost, which as a Halloween costume is perfect for scaring small children.More Info
๐Ÿ‘ฝAlienIf you are not the first to prove alien life or shaking hands with an alien, use this emoji for carnival. Or if you receive a message, something happens to you that is metaphorically out of this world; it leaves you completely perplexed.More Info
๐Ÿ‘พAlien MonsterThe famous Alien Monster from the arcade game Space Invaders, of course, should not be missing in any emoji set. You can use it when you're writing about video games, alien life or the cosmos with someone, but it's also great for expressing craziness. With its arms stretched up...uh sorry...monster tentacles, it looks like an excited and happy alien. And that's how we all feel sooner or later; not just at Mardi Gras.More Info
๐Ÿค–RobotIf a vacuum cleaner robot would use emojis when communicating with you, this would probably be its absolute favorite. Just so you can be really sure that he is a robot. Back to the topic: the robot face is mainly a toy with its retro look. In addition, the emoji can be used in many ways on topics such as electronics, robotics, programming, gaming or science fiction.More Info

Monkey Faces

๐Ÿ™ˆSee-No-Evil MonkeyThe reason why the three monkey emojis exist is the Japanese proverb "mizaru, kikazaru, iwazaru" (Engl: "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil"). The monkey, who sees nothing, should close his eyes to the truth or is ashamed, whereby it also applies to foreign shame.More Info
๐Ÿ™‰Hear-No-Evil MonkeyYou use number 2 in the monkey's league to express that you would rather not have heard something or that you do not want to listen to someone - in both the negative and positive sense. It is also a good way to show that your current condition does not tolerate bad news. Apart from the interpretation that the monkey covers its ears, this emoji can also reflect the gesture of amazement and disbelief.More Info
๐Ÿ™ŠSpeak-No-Evil MonkeyFirst and foremost, the monkey holding his mouth is used to express a mischievous gesture. So if you have intentionally written something teasing, the emoji will do well behind it. Otherwise, it is also part of the three monkeys and represents 'say no harm'. It can also be used to make it clear that you are not talking about something, such as a secret.More Info


๐Ÿ’‹Kiss MarkThis emoji is like the lipstick-rich kissing mouth a man finds on a napkin in a bar; with a phone number or an exciting message written next to it. Of course this only happens in movies. But the kiss mark emoji is reality and men can be happy when they get something like this sent to them - and it was no mistake by the woman. In short: Use it to send a kiss to someone.More Info
๐Ÿ’ŒLove Letter'I like you. Do you like me, too? Yeah, no, maybe. Check the box. Those days are over, today people ask questions directly and that per Whatsapp and Co. So if you want to write many loving words to someone that you would have written as a letter 30 years ago, you can end it with this love letter emoji. Then the other person can really be sure what he or she has in front of them.More Info
๐Ÿ’˜Heart with ArrowThe use of this emoji takes on exorbitant proportions 14 February each year. On Valentine's Day, Cupid's bow has peak season and that is exactly what the heart with arrow expresses. So if you are in love, show it off with this emoji. Of course it can also be used on the remaining 364 days.More Info
๐Ÿ’Heart with RibbonYou realize that Valentine's Day is approaching when you stand in front of the chocolate shelf in the supermarket and 75 percent of it is filled with heart-shaped boxes decorated with bows. And just such a box of chocolates represents the heart with ribbon. But you can also use it to symbolize that you are giving someone your heart. Either way, this emoji is also associated with a lot of kitsch.More Info
๐Ÿ’–Sparkling HeartThe nice thing about emojis is that there is not just one on every topic, but several. So you too can find the right one. Especially when it comes to the topic of love, there is a lot of choice. The sparkling heart does not differ in its meaning from the other heart emojis. It also expresses love or that someone has a crush on you.More Info
๐Ÿ’—Growing HeartA growing heart is a good heart. It shows that feelings increase and love increases. This emoji is a good sign if you receive it a few months after the beginning of a relationship. But you can also use it if you just had a very emotional conversation with someone that touched you very much.More Info
๐Ÿ’“Beating HeartInspired by the anatomical heart in our chest, this love emoji represents the heartbeats. You can either use it to indicate that your heart is still beating or that you have a crush on someone. It simply states that your heart is beating faster because you are in love. Tell it to your best friend or best of all to your heartthrob so that he knows it.More Info
๐Ÿ’žRevolving HeartsWhen two people in love only see each other, hiding everything else, it is probably best to illustrate this with two hearts circling around each other. One is in love and one wants to win the other's heart.More Info
๐Ÿ’•Two HeartsThe two hearts also illustrate the love and romantic feelings of two people. But the emoji can also be used in a loving context when good friends are writing together. So you don't have to be in love to send loving emojis. The two hearts illustrate with the least passionate affection of two people, ๐Ÿ’— or ๐Ÿ’˜ are more suitable.More Info
๐Ÿ’ŸHeart DecorationIf you let someone know that the Valentine's Day decoration is up or the petals are draped for a romantic evening in your home, you can let them know with this emoji. Especially in the latter case the anticipation of your better half to come home grows. It is also a general symbol of love, affection and attention to your written counterpart.More Info
โฃHeart ExclamationThe loving sister of the common exclamation mark is the heart exclamation mark. It marks your writing with a lot of heart and expresses that you especially like someone and have no doubt about it. An 'I like you' with a โฃ behind it will reach the recipient much more clearly.More Info
๐Ÿ’”Broken HeartWhen Amor has failed, sooner or later the famous lovesickness will occur. The broken heart symbolizes that you are sad because a relationship has ended or because someone has said or done something hurtful. No matter in what way this emoji is used, it never refers to a happy theme.More Info
โคRed HeartThe black heart has the function of expressing grief; for example, when you have lost a loved one. The heart emphasizes the affection for them and the color black expresses the grief about the loss. Apart from that you can also use it for black humour and sarcasm. This way the recipient at least immediately knows that you are not serious about something.More Info
๐ŸคWhite HeartLike the bride's white dress at a wedding, the white heart expresses pure love and affection. But it also symbolizes the innocence and purity of a friendship.More Info

Other Emotions

๐Ÿ’ฏHundred PointsOne hundred points for the candidate' - standard sentence in every second game show on this planet. The emoji adaptation has exactly the same meaning. But you can also use it for anything else that has to do with the number 100. For example 100 percent, you have completed something, everything is perfect or you are proud of someone or yourself.More Info
๐Ÿ’ขAnger SymbolWhat you know mainly from comics, mangas and co. is also well received as emoji. Well, not necessarily for the recipient, but it clearly expresses that you are angry. Very angry. About something or someone is without any concern. The anger symbol is definitely not used for fun. Rather, it symbolizes the kind of anger that in reality likely results in a punch or slap.More Info
๐Ÿ’ฅCollisionThe collision emoji represents what your driving instructor actually wanted/should protect you from: building an accident. If you had a small rear-end collision, you can tell us about it. Furthermore the emoji also stands for a big surprise - this can be negative as well as positive. In a distant context it can also be used for an explosion, but who experiences one that doesn't live in Hollywood?More Info
๐Ÿ’ซDizzyWho does not know them, the famous stars that turn around you when you are dizzy. You can also use them to let people know that you're drunk as a skunk, so you won't be able to write much that is understandable to the recipient anyway. By the way, emojis are already a useful invention, especially in "difficult" situations like this one.More Info
๐Ÿ’ฆSweat DropletsThe official name for this emoji is actually "sweat drop". But we all know what it is really synonymous with. Besides ๐Ÿ‘ and ๐Ÿ† it is one of the most popular sexualized emojis and is said to represent certain fluids. So be careful who you send it to and what you want to say with it.More Info
๐Ÿ’จDashing AwayAnd another comic adaptation among emojis: This one depicts the cloud of smoke that someone leaves behind when he rushes away. It also expresses that someone moves fast or has to hurry. But watch out, with time another meaning has crept in: it depicts flatulence.More Info
๐Ÿ•ณHoleSo many holes, so many meanings for this emoji: a miniature golf hole, a black hole or the hole you want to sink into when something embarrasses you infinitely. The hole emoji mainly stands for the latter, but can be associated with any reference to a hole.More Info
๐Ÿ’ฃBombBoom! The bomb has exploded, the message has gone down like a bomb, etc. So many metaphors with a bomb, so many meanings for this emoji. Besides expressing - mostly negative - surprises, you can also use it to express a bombastic mood.More Info
๐Ÿ’ฌSpeech BalloonThe three dots in the speech bubble have exactly two meanings: either someone is in conversation and calls back later or it is a request to talk about something. The latter refers to the fact that verbal exchange is necessary and writing is not desired.More Info
๐Ÿ‘๏ธโ€๐Ÿ—จ๏ธEye in Speech BubbleNSA is watching you! You'd think with this Emoji, but you're way off. Rather, the eye in speech bubble symbolizes the anti-bullying campaign 'I Am A Witness', which opposes online abuse and bullying. It first appeared in an emoji set for iOS before it was established on all systems.More Info
๐Ÿ—จLeft Speech BubbleThe left speech bubble is in meaning a counterpart to the right speech bubble with three dots. It also refers to the fact that someone wants to enter into dialogue or discuss a topic. Otherwise, you can send it to someone to let them know that you are currently in conversation.More Info
๐Ÿ—ฏRight Anger BubbleIf someone writes to you and puts this speech bubble behind it, you should take cover. It gives an angry expression to what you write, similar to writing it in capital letters. Just like in comics it symbolizes angry statements.More Info
๐Ÿ’ญThought BalloonThe thought balloon indicates that you are thinking about something, talking to yourself, or weighing the pros and cons to make a decision. Actually a useful emoji that should be used more often; after all, every second person is now posting all kinds of things on the internet without any sense or reason. More thinking, less talking, oh well that would be nice. Oh, sorry, I just had a daydream. By the way, ๐Ÿ’ญ is also suitable for symbolizing such a dream.More Info
๐Ÿ’คZzzTo put it bluntly: This emoji expresses that you are tired. But it can also mean boredom. So if you are incredibly uninterested in something, you can explain it to your written counterpart with this emoji.More Info

People & Bodies

One Hand

๐Ÿ‘‹Waving HandThe obligatory waving at greetings or goodbyes is of course also available as an emoji. Like in comics, the curved strokes represent a movement. Negative meanings are sought in vain with the waving emoji. Not every one of them has to have umpteen meanings.More Info
๐ŸคšRaised Back of HandA beautiful back of the hand can also be delightful. Well, or something like that. This emoji does not have a really significant function. A raised back of the hand simply means that you are signalling your participation for something or you have a question.More Info
๐Ÿ–Hand with Fingers SplayedYou want to say goodbye on Emoji without giving a big wave to ๐Ÿ‘‹? Then use the hand with splayed fingers. This emoji is also good for symbolizing the number 5.More Info
โœ‹Raised HandStop stop, up to here and no further' can be expressed with the raised hand. On the other hand it is also suitable for distributing a virtual high five.More Info
๐Ÿ––Vulcan SaluteLive long and prosper! One of the most famous greetings not originated from planet Earth. But not only hardcore Star Trek fans use this Emoji. Since almost everyone knows the gesture of the Vulcans, it is suitable for everyone who wants to send something different than the usual greeting phrases and emojis.More Info
๐Ÿ‘ŒOK HandThis hand gesture is as thick as a fist behind the ears or rather behind the fingers. Actually, you can use it to quickly and easily express that you are fine or that you agree with something. But in some cultures in Europe, South America and the Middle East, the fingers joined together in a circle are interpreted as an insult.More Info
๐ŸคPinching HandThis is Salt Bae's personal emoji. You know, the butcher who became an internet phenomenon by moving his arm. Just Google it. Back to Emoji: Use it if you want to specify a small amount or call something insignificant. Examples: you make a small contribution to a gift, or your date from last night had a small...More Info
โœŒVictory HandHardly any gesture is more popular than the Victory sign. It was created to indicate victory, but it became famous as a sign of peace. But if you ever have a strong desire to upset a British person, show the sign upside down. A little hint: In Britain it is considered an insult, similar to the middle finger.More Info
๐ŸคžCrossed FingersUnlike most other hand signals, the crossed fingers mean the same thing almost everywhere in the world: wishing good luck or crossing your fingers that something will turn out well. Period. There is no more explanation.More Info
๐ŸคŸLove-You GestureThis emoji is very often confused with the sign of the horns. However, in US sign language it means 'I love you'. So it is good that you are enlightened now before the recipient of this emoji knows and could misunderstand it ;).More Info
๐Ÿค˜Sign of the HornsUnlike ๐ŸคŸ, the thumb is placed inside the emoji. This changes the meaning, but still brings with it various areas of application. It is especially known as a hand gesture in the rock and heavy metal scene. There the sign of the horns was made famous by Black Sabbath singer Ronnie James Dio. It can also be used as a greeting, but the type varies according to culture and religion. Often the two horns symbolize those of the devil. So if you don't want to invite to an occult coffee party, you are probably expressing that you are going to a concert.More Info
๐Ÿค™Call Me HandThis emoji is not only popular among surfers. Besides the old Hawaiian tradition of wishing others a good wave with this hand gesture or casually paying tribute to others, it has also become a popular gesture on the Internet. Besides the victory sign, Shaka Emoji is one of the most popular; especially in the western world. It is mainly associated with coolness.More Info

One Finger

๐Ÿ‘ˆBackhand Index Pointing LeftAs the name of the famous index finger suggests, it is usually used to point at something. So that you can do this in the online world, this emoji was invented, together with its siblings ๐Ÿ‘‰, ๐Ÿ‘† and ๐Ÿ‘‡.More Info
๐Ÿ‘‰Backhand Index Pointing RightJust like the emoji pointing to the left, this one is used to point to something. Mostly you see it next to articles in social media, which is a symbolic introduction to a sentence. In fact, the hand pointing to the right does not have more meaning.More Info
๐Ÿ‘†Backhand Index Pointing UpAs simple as the explanations at ๐Ÿ‘ˆ and ๐Ÿ‘‰ turned out to be, it will also work with the hand pointing upwards. Instead of pointing to the left or right, it points to something above. The emoji is often used in WhatsApp and Co. to point out what has been written before. It is also often seen below social media articles.More Info
๐Ÿ–•Middle FingerImpossible to connect something positive with this emoji. Only in Japan it is the expression for 'big brother' in sign language. In this country it clearly expresses contempt, devaluation and a popular insult. Online, the middle finger emoji is put into the spotlight especially on Wednesday, because there the 'middle finger Wednesday' is often celebrated. Most people use it to express their anger that it is still a long way off until the weekend. But you can also get angry about everything else on this day.More Info
๐Ÿ‘‡Backhand Index Pointing DownIt's completely crazy, but besides ๐Ÿ‘ˆ, ๐Ÿ‘‰ and ๐Ÿ‘† there is even an emoji hand pointing down. So the same game as with the other index finger symbols: it serves to point to something that is below the emoji. Where it can be found most of the time, you can read up on ๐Ÿ‘†; it's the same in green.More Info
โ˜Index Pointing UpThis emoji will probably evoke a direct memory of school for most people: If not the teacher's admonishing finger, then the one that is/was always used to report. And exactly these two meanings have the finger that points upwards. In a written conversation, you can also use it to ask a question or express 'Here, I'. Do not confuse this emoji with ๐Ÿ‘†.More Info

Closed Fingers

๐Ÿ‘Thumbs UpA fun fact to start with: in the Arab world, a thumbs-up is considered an insult. There it can be equated with the middle finger, which is better known to us. In the western world, thumbs up is known to stand for something good or as approval of something.More Info
๐Ÿ‘ŽThumbs DownOf course, the whole thing also goes in the other direction. If the thumb is pointing down, that rarely means something good. Only use it if you disagree with a statement or if something does not meet your expectations. It also replaces a no if you are too lazy to write.More Info
โœŠRaised FistThe famous sign of solidarity and resistance is now also available as an emoji. It has always been seen in demonstrations and in groups that stand up against political issues. For yourself you can use it in the same way online and show a clear position and approval.More Info
๐Ÿ‘ŠOncoming FistWhether this emoji will look bad or cool to the recipient is entirely up to your message. It can be a fist that hits or the famous 'ghetto fist' as a welcoming gesture. So pay attention to who you send it to and in which context; otherwise a fist like that will quickly fly around your virtual ears.More Info
๐Ÿค›Left-Facing FistThe fist pointing to the right has the same meaning as its counterpart pointing to the right. You can also use the fist symbolically to indicate that a statement is to the point or fits, which is also colloquially expressed as "like a fist in the eye".More Info
๐ŸคœRight-Facing FistThe fist pointing to the right is not so much a punch or strike, but rather a greeting. The fist on another also expresses respect. Together with the fist directed to the left, the action can also be represented in its entirety: ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿค›.More Info

Two-Handed Emojis

๐Ÿ‘Clapping HandsThe activity presented here as emoji should be taken for granted by most of us. But for many it only became so with the Corona pandemic. If you want to tell someone that you are washing your hands or you want to tell someone to do it, send them this emoji. But it can also be a synonym for washing in general: showering, bathing, etc.More Info
๐Ÿ™ŒRaising HandsIf something seems absolutely phenomenal or great to you, it is quite appropriate to describe it with an emoji - especially because you often miss the words with enthusiasm. It also describes anticipation, for example, of a party that promises lots of fun and a good mood.More Info
๐Ÿ‘Open HandsThe open hands symbolise that you are rejecting something, such as an accusation. At the same time it can also represent a hug, or after a quarrel the request to get along. First and foremost, the open hands thus stand for affection and openness.More Info
๐ŸคฒPalms Up TogetherTypical emoji, which mothers and fathers are often allowed to watch on their smartphone. Namely when their children write that they need money. Besides the gesture of asking for alms, it also represents the position of the hands when praying within certain religions.More Info
๐ŸคHandshakeAnyone who had social contacts before 2020 still knows what a handshake is. In this country it's quite popular to greet someone. At least since Corona this is no longer so relevant. But who knows if the past tradition will come back some day - and then you know the emoji for it.More Info
๐Ÿ™Folded HandsSome see a high-five, others praying hands. No matter what you see, you can use this emoji for both actions. It is also a gesture of gratitude that you can send.More Info

Functional Hands

โœWriting HandThis emoji describes what I'm doing here right now: writing down for you what each emoji in this world actually means. So: This is to be used when you want to communicate that you are writing something. Your homework, an exam or the next Spiegel bestseller.More Info
๐Ÿ’…Nail PolishPainting nails is probably one of the most stereotypical things women do. Accordingly, this emoji announces the manicure appointment, that you are getting dressed up to go out. It symbolises above all general beauty and femininity.More Info
๐ŸคณSelfieSmile, please. Okay, if you say it to yourself and press the shutter button, it's not as much fun. Still, an unbelievable number of people do it and fill the internet. But why would there be an emoji for that? Because it is not FOR selfie-makers, but rather makes fun of them. Besides, with this emoji you are describing someone as narcissistic.More Info

Body Parts

๐Ÿ’ชFlexed BicepsYou want muscles like Schwarzenegger? Announce it with the biceps emoji and then get into training. Besides the sportive aspect you can also use the emoji to celebrate yourself, something or someone else. It stands for strength and motivation.More Info
๐ŸฆพMechanical ArmRobocop says hi. The mechanical biceps expresses your enthusiasm for robots or science fiction. Otherwise, it also represents an arm prosthesis or that your arm training today was so intense that your biceps fill up as if they were made of steel. Have fun with your sore muscles the next day.More Info
๐ŸฆฟMechanical LegHard training results in steel muscles. As with the mechanical biceps, this emoji stands for hard training and a prosthetic leg. Likewise, the mechanical leg refers to sci-fi and robotics topics.More Info
๐ŸฆตLegThe leg emoji is often used as a compliment for beautiful legs or as a threat to the fitness trainer that the legs are due at the next training session. But since there are many references to legs, this emoji has an equally wide range of uses.More Info
๐ŸฆถFootFoot fetishists: this emoji is made for you. Will you also testify that someone wants a foot massage? Furthermore, it can be used in many ways: walking barefoot on the beach, leaving a footprint or living on big feet.More Info
๐Ÿ‘‚EarBelieve it or not, but the ear emoji is often seen in erotic banter on WhatsApp and Co. Besides the aubergine and peach it likes to express suggestive activities. After all, the ear is an arousing zone, says Wikipedia. But of course you can also simply use it in terms of hearing or attention.More Info
๐ŸฆปEar with Hearing AidIf your child does not hear even at the 10th time, it is less likely to be at the ears. But if someone really can't hear, a hearing aid usually helps - but not only older people. This emoji quickly makes it clear that someone does not hear well. Depending on who you are chatting with, you can also use it in a humorous sense to declare someone's hard of hearing.More Info
๐Ÿ‘ƒNoseFirst of all, this emoji represents only a nose. But what does this one do exactly? Right, smells. So pay attention to the context in which you use it: whether something stinks or smells good. In general, emoji is symbolic of the sense of smell.More Info
๐Ÿง BrainAll people have it; some use it, but most do not. A better phrase could hardly describe the human brain. In the form of emojis you can send it as an insult and tell someone to please turn on his brain. Otherwise it is also applicable to thinking.More Info
๐ŸฆทToothThe tooth emoji has the beautiful characteristic of receiving compassion when used; because nobody likes toothache or going to the dentist. So have a little bit of this before it goes to the biter doctor and publish it on Instagram, Facebook and Co.More Info
๐ŸฆดBoneIf dogs could use emojis or generally use a smartphone, they would probably be in the top 3 of the most popular emojis among four-legged friends. But since they have nothing to do with such emojis, the bone emoji is more likely to be seen in news from serial killers. In short: It can be used for everything that has to do with bones. Even with phrases like "The terror is still running down my spine".More Info
๐Ÿ‘€EyesThe international sign for "You're being watched". Gladly used by the NSA, stalkers or jealous partners. But look on the bright side, if someone sends this to you: at least you'll know you're being watched. More Info
๐Ÿ‘EyeDo you have your eye on someone or are you chatting with your fellow medical student about the anatomical nature of this sensory organ? Then this emoji is the right thing for you. It has no subliminal meaning and can therefore be used by you without hesitation in the sense of what it is: an eye.More Info
๐Ÿ‘…Tongue"Open that moooooooooooooouth" as emoji. If at some point the rare case really does occur that you feel the need to talk about your tongue, you now know a suitable emoji for it. Otherwise, it will probably only come into effect when you have bitten your tongue; but who would you want to write it to? You would probably only reap malicious joy after all.More Info
๐Ÿ‘„MouthA slightly open mouth and full, red lips can mean a lot, but above all sensuality. If you use the mouth emoji in another context, it is better to add it before it is misunderstood. Afterwards someone will wait in vain for sensuality with you, when you wanted to express something else. The open mouth is also often used in relation to singing.More Info

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The difference between smileys, emojis and emoticons

These three terms are often used interchangeably, although they actually each have their own independent meaning.

Most of the time, we simply use the term “smiley” because it comes off the lips so nicely, while “emoji” and “emoticon” sound rather edgy.

The origin of the terms in their order:

  • Smiley: 1962
  • Emoticon: 1982
  • Emoji: 1999


A smiley is a simple representation of a smiling face that became popular in 1962 and consists of a yellow circle with two black dots for eyes and a black arc for the mouth.

It was created by the American graphic artist Harvey Ross Ball.

It wasn’t until the internet came along that it took more than just an animation of a happy three-eyed face. This gave rise to emoticons โ€“ later followed by emojis.

Still, it’s perfectly fine to use the term “smiley” as a generic term when using messaging Apps such as Whatsapp, for example โ€“ after all, that’s where it originally came from!


An emoticon is the raw format of an emoji. With the help of ordinary punctuation marks, letters and numbers, we can depict figures that are very close to a human face with expressions and other shapes.

For example, xD stands for a big grin, while :-O shows a frightened/amazed expression and <3 obviously represents a heart.

Incidentally, sometime in September 1982, a student posted the following message on an Internet forum โ€“ the emoticon was invented.

19-Sep-82 11:44    Scott E  Fahlman             :-)
From: Scott E  Fahlman <Fahlman at Cmu-20c>

I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers:


Read it sideways.  Actually, it is probably more economical to mark
things that are NOT jokes, given current trends.  For this, use



An emoji is a small image that can show anything from a puzzled face to a crying cat to a dog bone.

To the delight of all smartphone users, new emojis appear regularly to lighten up communication and allow you to express your emotions without text more often than not.

The word emoji translates to “picture character” (from Japanese e = picture and moji = letter/character).

These pictograms look different on every device because manufacturers like Apple, Google, Facebook, Windows, Twitter and Samsung (you can find an overview at Unicode) produce their own sets, therefore the different meanings.

An emoji is the animated form of an emoticon.

Frequently asked questions

What does “emoji” mean?

The term comes from Japanese (็ตตๆ–‡ๅญ—) and means “picture character”. The “e” stands for “picture” and “moji” for “character.” So these are graphic representations of smileys and other characters that find their application especially in messenger Apps like WhatsApp as symbols and are also popular on social media platforms.

What does this smiley :3 mean?

:3 is a trivialized variation of :). It represents deep satisfaction or expresses being flattered. It is a symbol meant to represent the cat face of anime characters when they say something clever or sarcastic, or comment on something cute. A facial expression with the same emotion is UwU.

What does the ^^ smiley mean?

In written language, the character named “circumflex” is used to confer a special pronunciation or emphasis. In the digital language, the two adjacent ^^ characters act as an expression for a pleased smile. The emoticon originated in Japan, where laughter is restrained, especially in public, and Japanese women sometimes still hold their hand in front of their mouth when laughing. Attached to a statement, ^^ provides a cheer.

What does an upside-down smiley mean?

An upside-down smiley or emoji such as ๐Ÿ™ƒ is often used to indicate a joking, ambiguous, ironic or sarcastic statement. Likewise, it is symbolic of craziness and can also be used simply to have a change from the conventional smiley ๐Ÿ™‚ .

What should I reply to a kiss smiley?

Answer with a kiss smiley of your own! Then it’s your counterpart’s turn again.