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emoticon

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Media Studies.

(contraction of emotion + icon) A combination of punctuation marks, and sometimes other characters, first used in electronic mail and intended to convey the mood of the writer; emoticons...

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emoticon

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Media Studies.

(contraction of emotion + icon) A combination of punctuation marks, and sometimes other characters, first used in electronic mail and intended to convey the mood of the writer; emoticons...

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emoticon

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 65 words.

A series of typed characters usually used in *email messages which indicate some mood or state that is normally conveyed in a face-to-face conversation but which cannot be conveyed in an...

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emoticon

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 64 words.

A series of typed characters usually used in *email messages which indicate some mood or state that is normally conveyed in a face-to-face conversation but which cannot be conveyed in an...

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Emoticon

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 107 words.

In computer-mediated communication and text messaging, a small composite symbol, not unlike an icon, formed from punctuation symbols to express emotions. In English, emoticons are usually...

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emoticon

Edited by Andrew Butterfield and Gerard Ekembe Ngondi.

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 55 words.

(contraction of emotion + icon) A combination of punctuation marks, and sometimes other characters, first used in *email and

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emoticon

John Daintith and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of Computing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 56 words.

(contraction of emotion + icon) A combination of punctuation marks, and sometimes other characters, first used in *electronic mail

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emoticon

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 120 words.

A portmanteau word (emotion + icon). A kind of image originally based purely on *ASCII characters representing

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emoticon

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

P ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 117 words.

A kind of image originally based purely on *alphanumeric characters representing a simplified face turned on its side and

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emoticon

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Social Media

P ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 35 words.

An image based originally on alphanumeric characters representing a simplified face turned on its side and with an expression such

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Emoticon

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 4 words.

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Emoticon

Edited by Tom McArthur.

in Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 81 words.

In computing, a small composite symbol, not unlike an icon, formed from punctuation symbols and used by the sender

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emoticon

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 62 words.

The word is a blend of emotion and icon and denotes a representation often formed by means of standard word-processing

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emoticon

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 108 words.

• radon • Chalcedon • Proudhon • Mogadon • pteranodon • iguanodon • mastodon • chiffon • Ctesiphon • bouffant

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emoticon

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 108 words.

• radon • Chalcedon • Proudhon • Mogadon • pteranodon • iguanodon • mastodon • chiffon • Ctesiphon • bouffant

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emoticon

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 60 words.

The word is a blend of emotion and icon and denotes a representation by means of standard word-processing keystrokes of

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emoticon

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 48 words.

a representation of a facial expression such as a smile or frown, formed by various combinations of keyboard characters and used in electronic communications to convey the writer's feelings...

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Transnational Romances and Sex Tourism in <i>Chochueca’s Strategy</i>, by Rita Indiana Hernández; “Emoticons,” by Aurora Arias; and “Heading South,” by Dany Laferrière

Elena Valdez.

in Transnational Hispaniola

July 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 8491 words.

Elena Valdez analyzes transactional, heterosexual romance as an allegory of national and transnational formations in her chapter on contemporary Dominican literature and Haitian literature....

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smiley

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 7 words.

Another name for an *emoticon.

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smiley

Edited by Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 7 words.

Another name for an *emoticon.

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winkey

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

The name given to the emoticon;-)

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