[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”]


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