A collection of text characters often used in e-mail and posts to newsgroups to signify emotions. An emoticon can be as simple as including <g> or <grin> in your text, an indication that the writer is joking, and as complex as some of the smiley faces, which are all designed to be read sideways, such as the wink ;-) or the frown :-(.
   See also Internet abbreviations.

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