Definition of emoji in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈməʊdʒi/

noun (plural same or emojis)

A small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication: emoji liven up your text messages with tiny smiley faces
More example sentences
  • On my devices, I have three keyboards configured: English, Italian and Emoji.
  • You can still use the default iOS emoji within Facebook Messages by enabling them in your device's keyboard settings.
  • Thanks to emoji, the subtlety of first generation emoticons could be lost on younger generations.


1990s: Japanese, from e 'picture' + moji 'letter, character'.

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