Emojis or Emoticons have gained a lot of popularity among all the generations, especially in Youth. These emojis are widely used on social media websites such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc. It is very easy to type a winky face emoji or a thumbs up emoji in a text message to help get your point across in something other than words alone. At present, the emojis in iPhone and Android are taking on a new dimension. There are experts who are studying the possibility of using emoticons to create unlock codes. According to the study, there are 2,666 different emoticons and 92% of online users use these expressive symbols in their chats.
But do you know that the original meanings of the emojis you see all the time are actually being misinterpreted and incorrectly used? Don’t worry, we will help you find the right emoji and its meaning to express your feeling towards the opposite person. Here’s the list of emojis and their meanings that we think will help you master the art of instant messaging.
List Of all Emojis and Their Meanings:
Happy emoji with a wide grin. Chat partner is in a very good temper and laughing cheerfully.
|Smiling Face With Open Mouth|
Typical smiley face with open mouth and oval eyes. He/she is in a positive mood shows its teeth and laughs cheerfully.
|Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes|
Smiley’s mouth is wide open, its eyes squeezed shut with joy. Laughs loudly, cheerfully and heartily. Only the typical emoji eyes distinguish it from the classic smiley face.
|Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Closed Eyes|
Emoji is on the verge of a fit of laughter. Means the same as “XD” and “><” as a text-based emoticon.
Smiley blinks mischievously with one eye. Expression of humor has been pulling a practical joke or is flirting with you.
|Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes|
Is very happy and grinning. Also a little embarrassed and has red cheeks. The eyes are laughing, showing its joy. Text-based variant: ^^.
|Slightly Smiling Face|
Emoji is at one with the world and at the same time a little happy. Has a slight smile on its face.
Smiley is squinting its eyes. The eyebrows are pitched, while it shows a somewhat mischievous and timid grin.
Face shows the inner tension, could also be flushing with embarrassment. Eyes are wide open. Is bashful, or in an awkward or surprising situation.
|Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes|
Smiley is showing its teeth while grinning, eyes are smiling awkwardly. Is very happy at the moment or a little embarrassed.
Chat partner is jocular. Is hilariously fooling around, pulling funny faces. Might also mean nervous or ungainly.
Complacently grinning smiley. Caution is recommended. Someone might be having something cunning up his sleeve. Emoji is also used for flirting.
Smiley is topsy-turvy, horsing around and clowning about. The emoji also has a funny and sarcastic meaning.
|Smiling Face With Heart-Eyes|
Chat partner is aglow with happiness and can only see hearts. Doesn’t really know what to do with his joy. Is in love or slobbering over someone.
Emoji with raised eyebrows is shocked and disappointed. Something unexpected has happened, which causes unpleasant agony.
Smiley with crossed eyes is totally dazed. Is confused and so dizzy it doesn’t know which side is up. About to faint.
The mouth is open and the eyes are crossed. Emoji is amazed and surprised. Would not have expected this.
|Frowning Face With Open Mouth|
Emoji’s mouth is open with horror. It is frowning. Was caught red-handed. Feels totally taken by surprise.
|Face With Medical Mask|
Smiley wants to protect itself from something with the surgical mask. Is in the hospital or an emergency has happened. Is also used as a sign for the avian flu and SARS.
|Face Screaming in Fear|
Horror-stricken face with two hands, screaming. Is scared stiff, feeling nothing but fear and panic.
Scared smiley is frightened and stunned. Seems to be deeply shocked by a serious event.
|Loudly Crying Face|
Emoji is both very sad and distraught or is dying of laughter. Tears are pouring out of the eyes like a waterfall.
|Face With Open Mouth & Cold Sweat|
Smiley with a blue forehead is shocked and worried. Cold sweat is dripping from the forehead and the mouth is open, dumbfounded.
Smiley with drooping eyebrows is sad and crying. A teardrop is running down the cheek. A picture of misery.
|Disappointed but Relieved Face|
Is relieved that something is over, but also disappointed. Has experienced a stressful situation with an unpleasant outcome, for example, a test.
|Face With Cold Sweat|
Smiley with cold sweat on the forehead and down-turned corners of the mouth. Something was a close call, but it narrowly escaped disaster. Is also used for hard work.
|Smiling Face With Open Mouth & Cold Sweat|
A situation has been positively mastered. Cold sweat is running down, the mouth is open. Smiley is relieved, laughing mischievously and impishly.
|Face With Tears of Joy|
Is so happy that it is shedding tears of joy. Has a fit of laughter and can hardly contain itself.
Emoji is dead tired and would love to sleep now. The bubble emerging from the nose is a typical manga symbol for a sleeping character.
|Face Throwing a Kiss|
Smiley sends you a loving kiss that comes from the heart. Might want to thank you for something with the kiss.
Emoji brings its lips forward, eyes are wide open. Looks completely innocent and shy and is prepared to kiss. Could also stand for “whistling” or “duck face”.
|Kissing Face With Smiling Eyes|
Smiley is very happy and expectant. Anticipates a kiss, the eyes smiling full of hope.
|Kissing Face With Closed Eyes|
Smiley’s cheeks are blushing in anticipation. The eyes are closed when kissing. Is loving and affectionate.
|Face Without Mouth|
Emoji without a mouth. Is speechless, has no words. Someone does not want to or cannot say anything about a specific topic.
|Face With Open Mouth|
Perplexed smiley is looking completely puzzled. Is quite amazed, the open mouth expresses total surprise.
|Face With Rolling Eyes|
Smiley is lifting up its eyes. Finds the current situation boring or annoying. Will disregard the message.
Smiley is looking up, holding its hand to the chin. Is questioning a statement, mulling over something or thinking about a brilliant idea.
Face without any emotional expression. Smiley shows no feelings is completely frozen or just neutral.
Smiley with a zipper instead of a mouth is keeping a secret for itself. Lips are closed or chat partner’s lips should remain closed.
|Face With Thermometer|
Smiley with red cheeks has a thermometer in its mouth. Feels sick (cold) or could be in the hospital.
Good night and sweet dreams! Smiley is dead tired and would love to go to sleep or has already nodded off.
|Face Savouring Delicious Food|
Bon appetit! Smiley is licking the corner of its mouth with its tongue. Is eating something extremely delicious.
|Face With Stuck-Out Tongue & Winking Eye|
Smiley boldly sticks out the tongue, winking with one eye. Has made a joke or wants to flirt with the chat partner. Also known as the crazy face.
|Face With Stuck-Out Tongue|
Emoji has heard enough. Is somewhat moody and miffed now and sticks out its tongue at its counterpart. Or smiley is joking and doesn’t take things too seriously.
|Face With Stuck-Out Tongue & Tightly Closed Eyes|
A face is screwing its eyes up with mischievous glee. Even boldly sticks out the tongue.
Smiley has dollar signs in its eyes, the tongue is a banknote. Could have won something or is sensing a financial chance. Implicates a sense of wealth.
Sympathetic emoji with nerd glasses and big hare teeth is smiling kindly. Represents a typical nerd.
|Smiling Face With Sunglasses|
I’m the king of the world! Mr. Cool Smiley with sunglasses. Is totally self-assured and relaxed. Everything is absolutely easy and cool.
Smiley with red cheeks is stretching out its hands toward you. Wants to hug you. It’s an open and cordial gesture.
|Smiling Face With Halo|
Smiley has a halo on its head and smiles. Would like to express its (possibly pretended) innocence.
Emoji with raised eyebrows are totally speechless and horrified. Nothing can be added to what has just been said.
Smiley with one downturned corner of the mouth does not agree with something. Is disappointed had imagined this in a different way.
Face with very sad mouth angle. Emoji seems unhappy and disgruntled. Clearly shows its counterpart what it is feeling.
Smiley with raised eyebrows and downward pointing corners of the mouth. Is worried, totally horrified, and speechless.
Emoji shows an expression without any emotions. A neutral look without prejudice. Neither positive nor negative image.
A face is directed downwards. Smiley is very sad and frustrated and gives a disappointing impression.
A pensive expression on the face. Emoji looks downwards and needs time to think.
Everything went well! Relieved smiley face. Is happy that something unpleasant is over without having caused any harm.
A slightly annoyed smiley face is less than enthusiastic about something. Doesn’t feel happy at all about it and wants to show this.
Emoji is struggling and suffering. However, has to endure the situation and will have worked it through some day.
How on earth could that happen? Smiley is extremely dismayed and bewildered. Is very frustrated and could do nothing but cry.
Overtired emoji with narrowed eyes and open mouth. Is very exhausted and worn out. Needs some rest now.
Leave me alone! Reluctant smiley with raised eyebrows and mouth downturned. Is totally sluggish and listless.
|Face With Look of Triumph|
White steam clouds are coming out of the smiley’s nose. Is snorting with rage or triumphing over someone else.
Beware, the danger of explosion! Furious emoji face. Is annoyed and already sulking with a deep-red face.
Smiley is upset, angry, and totally furious. You had better keep out of the person’s way.
Slobbering face, the saliva flowing from the corner of the mouth. Wants something so much that it cannot concentrate on any other thing out of sheer anticipation.
|Rolling On The Floor, Laughing|
This is funny! A smiley face, rolling on the floor, laughing. The face is laughing boundlessly. Short form: ROFL.
Pinocchio smiley with a very long nose. Told a lie or says the chat partner is lying. That’s why the nose is getting longer and longer.
|Face With Cowboy Hat|
Howdy! Typical American smiley with a cowboy hat from the Wild West. Stands for freedom, nature, and hard work.
Disgusted smiley, which is already green with sickness and nausea. Might mean reluctance and aversion.
Made-up clown face from the circus world. Stands for fun and entertainment, but can also trigger fears in certain people.
|Pile of Poo|
Crap, oh no! Such a Sh**! A laughing pile of feces, a symbol for excrements. Could describe a situation or criticize a statement of the chat partner.
Violet devil with horns is not jesting. Looks grim with raised eyebrows. You should be particularly careful.
|Smiling Face With Horns|
Mischievously grinning goblin smiley with small devil horns. He’s a real teaser, planning something ugly just now.
The Tengu is an evil and magical being from Japan. Has supernatural powers and brings forth disaster.
|Japanese Ogre “Namahage”|
The Oni represents a demon and spirit of hell in Japanese mythology. An ugly figure with horns, chasing evil souls.
A mischievous smiley spirit sticks out the tongue and tries to frighten you. But it is too cute to do any serious damage.
Kill me! The skull emoji is used in unpleasant situations or to symbolize terrible things.
|Skull and Crossbones|
Be careful! The death’s head with crossed bones is a symbol of death. A warning sign for toxic substances and hazards.
The aliens are here! A symbol for an extraterrestrial being. However, smiles friendly and comes in peace.
|Smiling Cat Face With Open Mouth|
Laughing cat with open mouth. Means fun and smirking. The cattiness might stand for femininity.
|Grinning Cat Face With Smiling Eyes|
Cat face, which is on its toes. The eyes are smiling, it’s grinning and very satisfied. The chat partner can have fun with this cat.
|Cat Face With Wry Smile|
A cat is laughing daringly with boldly raised corners of the mouth. Might fancy a flirt. However, you had better be cautious.
|Kissing Cat Face With Closed Eyes|
Cat with red cheeks and eyes closed. Its lips are pointed and it wants to kiss you.
|Smiling Cat Face With Heart-Eyes|
Overjoyed, laughing cat face with hearts on the eyes. Is very much in love or very grateful for a friendly service.
|Weary Cat Face|
A cat is horrified, holding its paws next to the mouth, which is open with terror. Only shows the white of the eyes and needs a break right now. Also known as a tired cat.
|Pouting Cat Face|
Profile view of a cat face. The corners of the mouth and the whiskers are pointing downwards. Is in a bad mood and has turned away angrily.
|Crying Cat Face|
Cat face with downturned eyebrows and corners of the mouth. A tear runs down the cheek, is sad and has to cry.
|Cat Face With Tears of Joy|
Cat emoji with clenched eyes and open mouth. Is enthusiastic and helpless with laughter. Has tears of joy in the eyes.
Bravo, very well done! Emoji shows two clapping hands. Is mostly used for expressing consent. Several clapping hands intensify the applause.👏👏👏
Hand with thumb turned up. Stands for commitment, everything is okay! Caution: In Arab countries, this is interpreted as showing the two fingers.
|Thumbs Down Sign|
Thumb turned down stands for rejection. Also known as the false death myth meaning with Roman gladiators.
|Fisted Hand Sign|
The stretched-out fist means “Check!” — an encouragement. Can also be interpreted as a threatening punch.
I can do it! The raised fist implies power and strength. Today also linked to the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Is also used as a solemn gesture or to display zero items.
|Up Pointing Index|
The raised forefinger stands for a threat: Beware! Could also be a gesture of instruction.
Victory hand sign stands for victory or peace. In Great Britain, can be seen in an insulting way as a woman with spread-out legs.
Emoji shows a raised palm with fingers. It stands for a welcome or farewell as well as for “Stop, I’ve had enough!”
|Raised Hand With Fingers Splayed|
“Don’t come closer” or “Stop, wait!” The spread out hand can also indicate the number 5 or a high five.
|Ok Hand Sign|
Thumb and forefinger touch one another, forming a circle. A symbol for “Okay, no problem!”, “Everything is OK!”, or “I like it!”.
|Back Of Hand Pointing To The Left|
Right, this way! Trigger finger shows to the left. Is meant to point in a certain direction or indicate something.
|Back Of Hand Pointing To The Right|
Trigger finger shows to the right. Draws your attention to something following or wants to remind you of something. Can also be an admonishing wiggling of the trigger finger.
|Waving Hand Sign|
Hello and goodbye! A friendly waving hand. Can be used as a welcome or farewell.
|Sign of the Horns|
Little finger and forefinger are forming horns. Can have many meanings, such as unfaithfulness, superstition, metal horns, or devil’s salutation. Holy gesture in Buddhism.
|Reversed Hand With Middle Finger Extended|
In western culture, the middle finger smiley is used as a rude and offensive gesture.
|Open Hands Sign|
The two opened hands are stretched toward the counterpart. Represents affection and openness.
“You can do that!” or “I feel strong!” Arm with tense biceps. Also used in connection with doing sports, e.g. at the gym.
|Person Raising Both Hands In Celebration|
Hallelujah! Hands are stretched upwards to celebrate. Is having a party, dancing wildly and friskily. He/she is in a good mood or having a lot of fun. Can also stand for “Banzai”, a Japanese cheer that brings luck and joy for 10,000 years.
|Person With Folded Hands|
Two hands pressed together. Is currently very introverted, saying a prayer, or hoping for enlightenment. Is also used as a “high five” or to say thank you.
|Raised Hand With Part Between Middle and Ring Fingers|
A hand sign based on sacred Jewish letters. The gesture has become known by the series “Star Trek” and Mr. Spock.
Right handwriting with a pen. Could mean: I’ll get in touch and will write you a message.
Emoji for a casual, easy-going behavior that feels comfortable. Applying nail varnish can mean: Let us go out! Can also be used for manicure and beauty.
A slightly opened mouth and red, full lips have a strong, attractive signaling effect on both sexes.
The stretched-out tongue can be used to reinforce a joke. I am on the ball and ready for jokes!
Two footprints suggest difficulties, which will soon be overcome by your own efforts. Also used as a symbol for a baby’s feet, or: I’m on the way!
The ear emoji can mean “I can hear something” or “You have my full attention”. The ear is also one of the erotic zones of man and woman.
The nose generally stands for the olfactory sense. Emoji indicates that something has a strong scent. Depending on the context, this may be nice or unpleasant.
Beware, someone is watching you! Two eyes are looking to the left. Someone is keeping an eye on you, you’re under observation!
A single eye. In ancient cultures often a religious sign, such as the eye of Horus or the evil eye in the Orient. Or: I have an eye on you, you are under observation!
|Silhouette Of Two Busts|
The silhouette of two people. A friend you can rely on is standing behind you. Also symbolizes a community or group.
A baby face with a ringlet. Emoji can indicate an imminent pregnancy or the desire for a child.
A beautiful, distinguished and aristocratic princess with a crown or a diadem. The dream of all little girls. You can be happy if a man sends you this emoji because then you are his princess.
|Person Bowing Deeply|
A person who is bowing to you. Is grateful because of something and deeply bows to you. Can also be an offering of reverence.
|Face With No Good Gesture|
Stop this immediately! Woman with crossed arms. Defensive posture. Shows that something is wrong and disruptive.
|Face With Ok Gesture|
Everything is okay! Woman with hands above her head. Wants to tell you that everything is fine. There’s no problem. Also known as the ballerina.
|Information Desk Person|
How can I assist? Service-oriented, friendly emoticon, for example for employees of an information desk.
|Happy Person Raising One Hand|
A person is cheerful and lifts a hand. Wants to say: I have a question or an answer.
I have no idea of nothing. The shrug of the shoulders shows ignorance or the lack of interest in something. Text version: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I am dissatisfied! Emoji pouts and openly shows its displeasure. Could be an indication that someone is angry and annoyed.
Emoji shows a woman with a frown. Her expression is very distressed and sad. Could indicate sad news.
“I want to party” or “I’m so excited!” The dancing woman in the red dress is also often associated with salsa. In general stands for fun and joy.
|Man and Woman Holding Hands|
With you, all worries are gone! The couple in love is standing side by side. Man and woman are holding hands, beaming happily.
|Two Women Holding Hands|
Two women are holding hands. They could be best friends or siblings. Emoji could also explicitly stand for the same-sex female love.
|Couple With Heart|
I’m so happy with you! A couple in love (man and woman) next to each other. Both are happy and laughing. The heart represents love.
Man and woman with closed eyes and lips pointed to kiss. They would love to kiss now. The pink heart stands for love.
|Women With Bunny Ears|
Two Playboy Bunnies with rabbit ears. These models represent the American Playboy magazine for men and globally stand for attractiveness. The emoji is also used as a symbol for ballet as well as for “Let’s party!”
I want to go swimming and to bathe in the sun! The bikini is a symbol of summer, sun, and fun. Can also mean “You look great, sexy bikini!”
Red sensual lip print. Would like to give you a kiss, thereby leaving an imprint of the lipstick. Can mean “You’re so nice” or “Many thanks!”
Attention, here comes a vamp! Men are sexually attracted by red high heels. Wants to go out and experience something exciting.
In Great Britain, the top hat is worn on traditional occasions like a wedding. Also known from Monopoly.
“This is top” or “You are the best!” The crown embellished with precious jewels represents power and luxury. Is also known as king emoji.
Will you marry me? Also “I’m spoken for!” The ring is set with a diamond, the most precious gem ever. Is mostly used in conjunction with relationships or for expressing approval.
So, we’ve gone over the popular emoji expressions and their meanings. We’ve tried to explain the exact meaning of each emoji. Hope, you like the information provided.