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emoji Syllabification: e·mo·ji
Pronunciation: /ēˈmōjē/

Definition of emoji in English:

noun (plural same or emojis)

A small digital image or icon used to express an idea, emotion, etc., in electronic communication: emoji liven up your text messages with tiny smiley faces
More example sentences
  • It's unfortunate that the commonality of social interaction relies on the implied tone of voice through emojis, emoticons, textual jargon and caps lock.
  • Although emojis have added a level of expression to texting, the written mode of communication still falls short of saying what you really feel.
  • It's a more engaged way to communicate and will finally allow you to send more than just emojis back and forth.


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

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