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Common Emoticons

There are thousands of text-based emoticons available and people are creating new ones all the time. Therefore, it can be difficult to know what they all mean. Fortunately, if you learn what the most popular emoticons represent, you'll be able to understand most text-based expressions. Below is a list of the most commonly used emoticons.

Emoticon Meaning
(.V.)Alien
O:-)Angel
X-(Angry
~:0Baby
:-DBig Grin
(*v*)Bird
:-#Braces
</3Broken Heart (2)
=^.^=Cat
*<:o)Clown
O.oConfused
B-)Cool
:'(Crying (3)
\:D/Dancing
*-*Dazed
:o3Dog
#-oDoh!
:*)Drunk
//_^Emo
>:)Evil Grin
<><Fish
:-(Frown (2)
:-(Frowning
=PFrustrated (2)
8-)Glasses
$_$Greedy
:->Grin
:-)Happy (3)
#Hashtag
<3Heart
{}Hug
:-|Indifferent
X-pJoking
:-*Kiss (3)
(-}{-)Kissing
XDLaughing
=DLaughing Out Loud
)-:Left-handed Sad Face
(-:Left-handed Smiley Face
<3Love
=/Mad
:-)(-:Married
@Mention
<:3)~Mouse
~,~Napping
:-BNerd
^_^Overjoyed
<l:0Partying
:-/Perplexed
=8)Pig
@~)~~~~Rose
:(Sad (3)
:SSarcastic
:-@Screaming
=OShocked (2)
:)Smile (2)
:-QSmoking
:>Smug
:PSticking Tongue Out
:oSurprised
:-JTongue in Cheek
:-&Tongue Tied
=-OUh-oh
:-\Undecided
:/Unsure
:-EVampire
=DVery Happy
;-)Winking (2)
|-OYawn
8-#Zombie