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emoticon

e·mot·i·con

emoticon

 
pronunciation:
ih mo tI kan
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part of speech: noun
definition: (from emotion icon) a small icon made of punctuation characters and letters that is placed in an e-mail; smiley. An emoticon shows the mood of the writer, such as :-( and :-D
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The word emoticon contains the following part:
icon, icono Greek root that means image