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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishemoticone‧mo‧ti‧con /ɪˈməʊtɪkɒn $ ɪˈmoʊtɪkɑːn/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 a special sign that is used to show an emotion in email and on the Internet, often by making a picture. For example, the emoticon :-) looks like a smiling face and means that you have made a joke.From Longman Business Dictionaryemoticone‧mo‧ti‧con /ɪˈməʊtɪkɒnɪˈmoʊtɪkɑːn/ noun [countable] COMPUTING one of a set of characters used to express feeling in writing, such as in an E-MAIL message. For example, the emoticon :-> is used after a comment to show that the comment is not intended to be serious
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