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