EMOTICON

(redirected from Emotional Icon)
AcronymDefinition
EMOTICONEmotional Icon
EMOTICONEmotion Icon (smileys)
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EMOTIONAL ICON South African newspapers plastered the killing across their front pages, relegating a State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma in parliament to a distant second.
Critical emoticons: An emoticon is, in e-mail communication, a portmanteau word for "emotional icon." Yes, icons have feelings too, asserts the American Heritage Dictionary, defining the emoticon as "A sideways facial glyph used in e-mail to indicate an emotion or attitude, as to indicate intended humor [ :-) ]." An emoticon is also-surprise!--called a smiley I:^ )] even when the emotion it conveys is sad [:^ ( ] or angnt [>: ( ].