- The definition of emoji is an image, often of an expressive cartoon face, that can be used to convey emotion in writing on cell phones or in online chat. The word is derived from a ombination of the words emotion and kanji, meaning a Japanese character.
An example of an emoji is an image of an umbrella with rain drops used to express rainy weather when chatting with a friend on Facebook.
- The definition of emoji is an expressive face used to convey emotions, often on chat or in texts.
An example of an emoji is the :) written in a text, which changes into a smiling face.
nounpl. emoji, also e·mo·jis
- A standardized ideogrammatic icon, as of a face or a heart, used especially in electronic messages or on webpages.
- Such icons considered collectively.
Origin of emojiJapanese e picture ( from Old Japanese we ) ( from Early Middle Chinese &ggr;wəjh ) moji writing ( from Old Japanese monji, moji ) ( from Early Middle Chinese mun dz&istroke;h ) ( (also the source of Mandarinwénzì ) ) ( mun mark, writing ) ( (from Old Chinese mə soot ) ( -n n. suffix, since Chinese ink is traditionally made from soot) ) ( dz&istroke;h symbol, character ; see kanji . )
From Japanese çµµæ–‡å— emoji (emoji, emoticon), from çµµ e (picture) + æ–‡å— moji (character)
emoji - Computer Definition
The Japanese word for emoticons (smileys, happy faces, etc.) used in messaging (e-mail, texting, chat, tweets, etc.). Meaning "picture letter" (e + moji) and pronounced "emma-gee" (Japanese) or "e-mo-gee" (English), users can download a huge variety of emoji symbols for mobile and desktop applications. However, emojis have not always rendered the same between platforms (see last example below). Emoji, Emoticons and Unicode Emojis started out in Japan while "emoticons" evolved from the "smiley face" text :-) of the 1980s. Both "emoji" and "emoticon" terms are used synonymously, and both use the Unicode character set. See emoticon and Unicode.