Smiley meaning

smīlē
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(Internet) A sequence of keyboard characters used to represent a person's mood or emotion, especially :) or :-) or other smiling depiction.
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Note: The variant spelling "smilie" is rare, but the plural form "smilies" (which is properly the plural of "smilie" or "smily", not "smiley") is common.
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(rare) A simplified representation of a smiling face.
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(slang) Having one's throat slit from side to side.
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(South Africa) A roasted sheep's head.
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An emoticon, especially a smiling facial glyph [ :-) ] used to express delight or to indicate humor or irony.
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Having a cheerful and happy disposition; smiling.
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Characterized by smiling, esp. bright or frequent smiling.
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(rare) An improvised street weapon consisting of a length of chain with padlocks and other heavy objects affixed to one end.
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Origin of smiley