smileyer

smiley

[smahy-lee]
noun, plural smileys. Also called smiley face.
1.
a digital icon, a sequence of keyboard symbols, or a handwritten or printed equivalent, that serves to represent a facial expression, as :‐) for a smiling face or ;‐) for a winking face. Compare emoticon.
2.
Usually, smile face. a drawing of a face consisting of a usually yellow circle with an upturned curve for a smile and two dots for eyes.
adjective
3.
cheerful; smiling.

Origin:
1985–90

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smiley (ˈsmaɪlɪ)
 
adj
1.  given to smiling; cheerful
2.  depicting a smile: a smiley badge
 
n
3.  any of a group of symbols depicting a smile, or other facial expression, used in electronic mail

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