noun, plural smileys.
Also called smiley face.
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
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.