emoji vs emoticon

emoji emoticon


  • 1) Any of the standardized emoticons used in Japanese text messaging.


  • 1) A graphical representation, either in the form of an image or made up of ASCII characters, of a particular emotion of the writer.
  • 2) A facial glyph, used especially in e-mail and instant messages and sometimes typed sideways, that indicates an emotion or attitude, as [ :-) ] to indicate intended humor.
  • 3) a representation of a facial expression (as a smile or frown) created by typing a sequence of characters in sending email


  • 1) Most of the time it is the built-in emoji graphical icons.
  • 2) And of course, they have a full range of cartoony emoticons, called emoji, if you're into that.
  • 3) The number interested in smartphones is pretty low, but I suspect that they have an image of being foreign market-designed phones that feature few of the essential Japanese functions such as emoji, One-seg television, and smartcards.
  • 4) He said one small but must-have feature that is often cited as a deficiency in the iPhone is the lack of "emoji," clip art that can be inserted in sentences to jazz up emails.
  • 5) Another barrier to adoption is that the iPhone lacks features that are familiar to Japanese consumers, such "emoji," a form of clip art that can be inserted in sentences to spruce up email messages.
  • 6) It also has basically zero standard Japanese phone features: no One Seg, no Felica, no iMode, no emoji, etc, etc.
  • 7) ‘On my devices, I have three keyboards configured: English, Italian and emoji.’
  • 8) ‘You can still use the default iOS emoji within Facebook Messages by enabling them in your device's keyboard settings.’
  • 9) ‘Thanks to emoji, the subtlety of first generation emoticons could be lost on younger generations.’
  • 10) ‘It also includes an extensive list of over 500 emoji for a vivid commenting experience.’
  • 11) ‘Nobody designs online features better, and its article on how emoji conquered the world is a first-rate example.’
  • 12) ‘Add a photo to the conversation and/or send some of the 800+ emoji to your co-workers.’
  • 13) ‘Creative, colorful, and sometimes perplexing, emoji add energy to SMS messages.’
  • 14) ‘Just as fast as the emoji arrived, the evolution is on the horizon - icons you can personalize.’
  • 15) ‘She'll insert the clapping hands emoji to congratulate.’
  • 16) ‘Purists value keyboard-only emoticons, while younger generations embrace an advanced set of icons - the emoji.’
  • 17) ‘The text message consisted of a series of banana emojis.’
  • 18) ‘Earlier today we asked you, faithful Twitter followers, which emojis you most despised.’
  • 19) ‘It's a more engaged way to communicate and will finally allow you to send more than just emojis back and forth.’
  • 20) ‘Although emojis have added a level of expression to texting, the written mode of communication still falls short of saying what you really feel.’
  • 21) ‘It's unfortunate that the commonality of social interaction relies on the implied tone of voice through emojis, emoticons, textual jargon and caps lock.’


  • 1) Being such a social networking savvy person, you may know what the term emoticon means - it's a textual expression representing the face of a writer's mood or facial expression.
  • 2) I never until now realized that the primary job of any emoticon is to say "excuse me, that didn't make any sense."
  • 3) Maybe the word emoticon doesn't ring a bell to you but you probably know what they are.
  • 4) The word emoticon is actually the word emotion and icon bumped up together so you get the word emoticon.
  • 5) To emoticon, or not to emoticon, that is the question.
  • 6) For 25 years, the emoticon has been a mainstay of Internet culture.
  • 7) Nothing is achieved when writing ironically or satirically by telling the reader through an "emoticon", that the preceding posting was meant to be to be a wry comment and that the reader should be amused.
  • 8) ‘It is important when you e-mail, that you use emoticons to relay the tone of your e-mail.’
  • 9) ‘I thought the whole point of an emoticon was to convey an emotion or facial expression.’
  • 10) ‘On my cell phone I can receive text messages, and I can choose to use emoticons (iconic characters and messages) on the Internet.’
  • 11) ‘But it's hard to roll your eyes online, and I detest emoticons.’
  • 12) ‘Take into consideration who you are communicating with to determine the acronyms and emoticons that should be used - if at all.’
  • 13) ‘Texting uses a reduced form of the English language with symbols - or emoticons - expressing emotions such as happiness or sadness.’
  • 14) ‘We are heading towards a new future where emoticons are integral in communication.’
  • 15) ‘If you think about it, the range of human emotions is wide and varied, and also, there can be cultural nuances, or racial nuances to these human emotions and so its not surprising that you might not find an emoticon to convey what you want.’
  • 16) ‘If your heart is really broken, you're gonna use an emoticon to convey that feeling?’
  • 17) ‘The idea is that a recipient of the emoticon can sense the actual meaning of the message that has been sent from their friend or partner.’
  • 18) ‘Facial expressions, gestures, tone of voice are all cues missing in e-mail (and smiley-face emoticons can do only so much to replace them).’
  • 19) ‘She may freely use emoticons in e-mail correspondence, but on the chessboard she is nothing short of macho.’
  • 20) ‘This is generally agreed to be the first example of what are now called emoticons, or smileys, the little sets of symbols that are used as markers in email messages.’

Use Linguix everywhere you write

Be productive and efficient, no matter where and what you write!

Linguix Apps

Get audience-specific corrections, access statistics, and view readability scores.

Browser Extensions

Get your writing checked on millions of websites, including Gmail, Facebook, and Google Docs.

Linguix Keyboard

Make your content read and look better on mobile.

MS Office add-ins

Download Linguix for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook to check grammar, punctuation, and style instantly right in your documents.

This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy