Smiley

This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Smiley.

Image of the Smiley

A happy face, smiling face, smiley, or :) is a stylized representation of a smiling humanoid face, commonly occurring in popular culture. It is commonly represented as a yellow (many other colors are also used) circle (or sphere) with two black dots representing eyes and a black arc representing the mouth. "Smiley" is also sometimes used as a generic term for any emoticon.

Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Language Symbols.

Smiley is part of the Emoticons group.

More symbols in Emoticons:

An emoticon is a metacommunicative pictorial representation of a facial expression which in the absence of body language and prosody serves to draw a receiver's attention to the tenor or temper of a … read more »

More symbols in Language Symbols:

Have a discussion about Smiley with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this symbol to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Smiley." Symbols.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 23 Oct. 2014. <http://www.symbols.com/symbol/171>.

We need you!

Are we missing an important symbol in this category?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Symbols, Signs & Flags


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network