What does smiley mean?

Definitions for smiley
ˈsmaɪ lismi·ley

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smileynoun

    an emoticon of a smiling face


  1. smileynoun

    A simplified representation of a smiling face.

    Etymology: * Diminutive of smile.

  2. smileynoun

    A sequence of keyboard characters used to represent a person's mood or emotion, especially or or other smiling depiction.

    Etymology: * Diminutive of smile.

  3. smileynoun

    Having one's throat slit from side to side.

    Etymology: * Diminutive of smile.

  4. smileynoun

    An improvised street weapon consisting of a length of chain with padlocks and other heavy objects affixed to one end.

    Etymology: * Diminutive of smile.

  5. smileyadjective

    Cheerful and happy; smiling.

    Etymology: * Diminutive of smile.


  1. Smiley

    A happy face, smiling face, smiley, or : is a stylized representation of a smiling humanoid face, commonly occurring in popular culture. It is commonly represented as a yellow circle with two black dots representing eyes and a black arc representing the mouth. "Smiley" is also sometimes used as a generic term for any emoticon. The variant spelling "smilie" is not as common, but the plural form "smilies" is commonly used.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. smiley

    See emoticon.

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  1. smiley

    The smiley symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the smiley symbol and its characteristic.

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How to pronounce smiley?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smiley in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smiley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of smiley in a Sentence

  1. Jakob Vinther:

    It is very unique. Most cloacas form a kind of slit. Sometimes it's a vertical split, sometimes it's a smiley face, sometimes it's a sour face. This thing has a V-shaped structure with a pair of nice flaring lips and there's not a living groups of animals that have morphology like that, it is somewhat similar to crocodiles but still unique.

  2. George Hobica:

    I get better responses quicker than by picking up the phone, it’s partly because you can use smiley faces and not be so angry, which comes out over the phone in your tone of voice. At 140 characters, you have to be more concise and to the point.

  3. Paul Rudd:

    She was a sweet person, too, she was just always so smiley and sweet.

Images & Illustrations of smiley

  1. smileysmileysmileysmileysmiley

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