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  1. emojinoun

    Any of the standardized emoticons used in Japanese text messaging.

  2. Etymology: From 絵文字 emoji (emoji, emoticon), from 絵 e (picture) + 文字 moji (character)


  1. Emoji

    Emoji; is the Japanese term for the ideograms or smileys used in Japanese electronic messages and webpages. Originally meaning pictograph, the word literally means "picture" + "letter". The characters are used much like emoticons elsewhere, but a wider range is provided, and the icons are standardized and built into the handsets. Some emoji are very specific to Japanese culture, such as a bowing businessman, a face wearing a face mask, a white flower used to denote "brilliant homework" or a group of emoji representing popular foods: ramen noodles, dango, onigiri, Japanese curry, and sushi. The three main Japanese operators, NTT DoCoMo, au, and SoftBank Mobile, have each defined their own variants of emoji. Although originally only available in Japan, some emoji character sets have been incorporated into Unicode, allowing them to be used elsewhere as well. As a result, some phones such as Windows Phone 7 line and the iPhone allow access to the symbols without requiring a Japanese operator. Emoji have also started appearing in emailing services such as Gmail in April 2009 and websites such as Flipnote Hatena. Several SMS applications for Android powered phones also provide plugins that allow the use of Emoji. Apple's Mac OS X operating system supports emoji as of version 10.7 Lion with the Apple Color Emoji typeface.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emoji in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emoji in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of emoji in a Sentence

  1. Chris Evans:

    No shame in a drunk DM [ face-blowing-a-kiss emoji ] god knows I've done worse on this app lol [ facepalm emoji ].

  2. Tiffany Vibert:

    It seems that the thimble, boot and wheelbarrow tokens didn’t resonate with today’s fans, while conversely, the animal tokens pull at their heartstrings. They have also opted for traditional choices. The Mr. Monopoly emoji saw the most amount of all the emoji token options — it came in 20th place.

  3. Kurt Busch:

    We’re racing with Michael Jordan type of spirit, when we just missed out on pole position at Loudon [ New Hampshire ], Jeff Robinson texted me with the [ shrug ] emoji of ‘ Why ’d you choke ? What ’d you do wrong ? I thought you had it.'.

  4. Carson Wagner:

    I think it’s a really creative idea. I think that they took it at least a few steps too far. Nobody writes an entire message in emoji, you’ll likely see t-shirts that mock that campaign in all emoji.

  5. Dan Fogelman:

    Guilt Trip's not something I certainly set out to do, but again, like it means something is being done right, i think crying -- because Guilt Trip's funny to put tissue box emoji on things on Twitter -- Guilt Trip becomes like an overarching narrative, and I get Guilt Trip. Guilt Trip's actually Guilt Trip, but I think Guilt Trip almost can make the power of what we're trying to do feel a little bit smaller because it seems like,' Oh, he's just trying to make you cry.'.

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  • William Garou
    William Garou
    Srsly? Emojis was born from Japan? Wow! Actually i wasn't know about that. Thanks you. But really here hasn't explanation and examples for each emojis. And here there is https://emojis.wiki
    LikeReply6 years ago
  • Mahmoud Askari
    Mahmoud Askari
    the word emoji comes from Japanese e (絵, "picture") + moji (文字, "character").
    LikeReply6 years ago
  • Apple Cat
    Apple Cat
    what dose mean?
    LikeReply8 years ago
  • Bethany McLean
    Bethany McLean
    What does this emoj mean
    LikeReply10 years ago

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