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smi·ley

smiley

 
pronunciation:
smaI li
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: smileys, smilies
definition: a small icon made of typed punctuation characters that resemble a smiling face, used in electronic communication to convey happiness, amusement, or other emotions; emoticon.
Her daughter's text, as usual, ended with a smiley: "No school tomorrow! :-)".
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