[ih-moh-ti-kon] /ɪˈmoʊ tɪˌkɒn/
Computers. a digital icon or a sequence of keyboard symbols that serves to represent a facial expression, as :‐) for a smiling face. Emoticons are used in a digital message or text to convey the writer’s emotions or clarify intent.
any of several combinations of symbols used in electronic mail and text messaging to indicate the state of mind of the writer, such as 🙂 to express happiness
by 1994, apparently from emotion + icon.
A spin imparted to a billiard ball, tennis ball, etc, to make it curve
[1860s+; fr French angle, ”angled” similar to Anglais,”English”]
[ih-moht] /ɪˈmoʊt/ verb (used without object), emoted, emoting. 1. to show or pretend : to emote over the beauties of nature. 2. to portray in acting, especially exaggeratedly or ineptly; behave theatrically: The actress emoted for all she was worth. /ɪˈməʊt/ verb 1. (intransitive) to display exaggerated emotion, as in acting; behave theatrically v. 1917, […]
[ih-moh-shuh n] /ɪˈmoʊ ʃən/ noun 1. an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like, is experienced, as distinguished from cognitive and volitional states of consciousness. 2. any of the feelings of joy, sorrow, fear, hate, love, etc. 3. any strong agitation of the feelings actuated by experiencing love, hate, […]
[ih-moh-shuh-nl] /ɪˈmoʊ ʃə nl/ adjective 1. pertaining to or involving or the . 2. subject to or easily affected by : We are an emotional family, given to demonstrations of affection. 3. appealing to the : an emotional request for contributions. 4. showing or revealing very strong : an emotional scene in a play. 5. […]
- Emotional contagion
noun the tendency to feel and express emotions similar to and influenced by those of others; also, the phenomenon of one person’s negative thoughts or anxiety affecting another’s mood Examples Unlike cognitive contagion, emotional contagion is less conscious and more automatic. Word Origin c 2000