Definition of smiley in English:

smiley

Syllabification: smil·ey
Pronunciation: /ˈsmīlē
 
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adjective

informal
  • Smiling; cheerful: he drew a smiley face
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    • A festival of smiley faces, sparkling costumes and the sound of steel band drummers created a sunshine atmosphere.
    • People like Mick Hartford used to say he played better when he was angry, he couldn't do himself justice when he was smiley and happy.
    • He had once seemed mysterious, but I knew he was just as smiley and happy as the rest when they all broke into laughter at his remarks.

noun

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  • (In electronic communications) a symbol that represents a smiling face, typically formed by the characters :-) and used to indicate that the writer is pleased or joking.
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    • At times, I'm sitting here, feeling morose and depressed or whatever - not feeling bright and chipper - and hiding that in conversations online with smilies and jokes and lighthearted chitchat.
    • Multiple exclamation points have their place - in amongst hearts and flowers and smileys and emoticons and xxxx and x0x0x0x0 (to the uninitiated that's hugs and kisses) - in other words ‘nice, girly gossip’.
    • Internet users love extras, and adding customizable interactions such as signatures and smilies will help keep visitors coming back.

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