Top 101 Smiley Emojis Explained

By | March 11, 2023

We use emojis on social media platforms every day but do you know the meaning? Read as I get the top 101 emojis explained in this article.

Emojis became the most relied upon reactors when WhatsApp became so popular. These days, almost every social media platform has emojis. Of course, they do make reactions to messages easier and quicker but do you understand the emojis you use?

Emoji groups.

Emojis are grouped in many different ways. The most common emojis we use are the ones from the smiley group.

There are several other groups including people, animals & nature, food & drinks, activities, travel & places, flags, symbols, etc. All these groups come together to form the emoji set.

There are different types of emojis have emerged over time. Before these emojis, one of the common emoticons that were in existence was the Classic ASCII emoticons. This was more of a symbol combination than images like we see in today’s emojis.

Top 101 Smiley Emojis Explained

๐Ÿ˜ŠSmiling face with smiling eyesFeeling positive
๐Ÿ˜‚Tears of joyLaughing / Funny
๐ŸคฃLaughing and rolling on the floorIntense laughter
๐Ÿ˜€Grinning faceHappy
๐Ÿ˜Beaming face with smiling eyesBeaming happiness
๐Ÿ˜ƒGrinning face with big eyesGood-natured amusement
๐Ÿ˜…Grinning face with sweatRelief / Narrowly avoiding embarrassment
๐Ÿ˜†Grinning squinting faceLaughing out loud
๐Ÿ˜‰Winking facePositivity / Flirtation
๐Ÿ˜‹Face savoring foodDelicious
๐Ÿ˜ŽSmiling face with sunglassesCarefree / Boss / Easygoing
๐Ÿ˜Smiling face with heart-eyesLooking at something lovely
๐Ÿ˜˜Face blowing a kissGoodnight kiss of love
๐ŸฅฐSmiling face with heartsFeeling love
๐Ÿ˜—Kissing faceGiving a kiss
๐Ÿ˜™Kissing face with smiling eyesLove/affection/whistling
๐ŸฅฒSmiling face with a tearGrateful or Mixed feelings
๐Ÿ˜šKissing with closed eyesFondness or affection
๐Ÿ™‚Slightly smilingFriendly sentiment
๐Ÿค—Smiling face with open handsFeeling positive
๐Ÿค”Thinking faceDoubting or Do not understand
๐Ÿซก Saluting faceRespect
๐ŸคจFace with a raised eyebrowSkeptical or suspicious
๐Ÿ˜Neutral faceNo emotion
๐Ÿ˜‘Expressionless faceFrustration or annoyance
๐Ÿ˜ถFace without mouthSpeechless
๐ŸซฅDotted line faceIsolation
๐Ÿ˜ถโ€๐ŸŒซ๏ธFace in cloudsShy
๐Ÿ™„Face with rolling eyesBoredom or annoyance
๐Ÿ˜Smirking faceFeeling smug
๐Ÿ˜ฃPersevering facePainful or helplessness
๐Ÿ˜ฅSad but relieved faceSad but relieved
๐Ÿ˜ฎFace with open mouthSurprised
๐ŸคZipper-mouth faceKeeping secret
๐Ÿ˜ฏHushed faceEmbarrassed
๐Ÿ˜ชSleepy faceTired or feeling sleepy
๐Ÿ˜ซTired faceTiredness or frustration
๐ŸฅฑYawning faceBoredom or insufficient sleep
๐Ÿ˜ดSleeping faceTired or sleeping
๐Ÿ˜ŒRelieved faceContentment or relieved
๐Ÿ˜›Face with tongueJoke or sassy
๐Ÿ˜œWinking face with tongueJoking
๐ŸคคDrooling faceDesire
๐Ÿ˜’Unamused faceDispleasure
๐Ÿ˜“Downcast face with sweatModerate pain or frustration
๐Ÿ˜”Pensive faceSaddened or remorseful
๐Ÿ˜•Confused faceDisappointment or confusion
๐ŸซคFace with diagonal mouthSkeptical or confusion
๐Ÿ™ƒUpside down faceSarcasm
๐Ÿซ Melting faceFlattered or extreme heat
๐Ÿค‘Money mouth faceLove for money
๐Ÿ˜ฒAstonished faceSurprised or amazed
โ˜น๏ธFrowning faceDisappointment
๐Ÿ™Slightly frowning faceNot smiling or not funny
๐Ÿ˜–Confounded faceExcruciating pain
๐Ÿ˜žDisappointed faceSadness and disappointment
๐Ÿ˜ŸWorried faceAnxiety
๐Ÿ˜คFace with steam from noseAngry or frustration
๐Ÿ˜ขCrying faceFeeling emotional
๐Ÿ˜ญLoudly crying faceGriefing inconsolably
๐Ÿ˜ฆFrowning face with open mouthDisappointment
๐Ÿ˜งAnguished faceGasping in shock
๐Ÿ˜จFearful faceThe blend of surprise and fear
๐Ÿ˜ฉWeary faceFeeling exhausted
๐ŸคฏExploding headMind is blown or shocked
๐Ÿ˜ฌGrimacing faceDisapproval
๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จFace exhalingFeeling relieved
๐Ÿ˜ฐAnxious face with sweatFear and anxiety
๐Ÿ˜ฑFace screaming in fearScreaming with horror or excitement
๐ŸฅตHot faceStressed
๐ŸฅถCold faceFreezing
๐Ÿ˜ณFlushed faceEmbarrassed or shy
๐ŸคชZany faceActing goofy or having fun
๐Ÿ˜ตFace with crossed-out eyesShocked
๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซFace with spiral eyesDizziness
๐ŸฅดWoozy faceDumb face
๐Ÿ˜ Angry faceAngry
๐Ÿ˜กEnraged faceExtremely angry
๐ŸคฌFace with symbols on the mouthOutburst of anger
๐Ÿ˜ทFace with medical maskFeeling sick or disgusted
๐Ÿค’Face with thermometerHaving a cold, flu, or high body temperature
๐Ÿค•Face with head bandagePhysical injury
๐ŸคขNauseated faceNauseating, feeling ill, or disgust
๐ŸคฎFace vomitingFeeling ill or disgust
๐ŸคงSneezing faceCoughing or having a common cold
๐Ÿ˜‡Smiling face with a haloFeeling blessed
๐ŸฅณPartying faceCelebrating
๐ŸฅธDisguised faceIn disguise
๐ŸฅบPleading faceBegging or pleading
๐ŸฅนFace holding back tearsMixed feelings
๐Ÿค Cowboy hat faceConfidence or adventurous
๐ŸคกClown faceActing like a clown
๐ŸคฅLying faceLying or showing distrust
๐ŸคซShushing faceSense of secrecy
๐ŸคญFace with hand over mouthEmbarrassment or coy laughter
๐ŸซขFace with open eyes and hand over mouthShocked or surprise
๐ŸซฃFace with peeking eyePretentious looking
๐ŸงFace with monocleObserving something
๐Ÿค“Nerd faceFeeling smart
๐Ÿ˜ˆSmiling face with hornsFeeling mischievous


The table above shows 101 smiley emojis explained. All these are common emoticons we use in our daily chats. If you didn’t know what they mean at first, now you know and I know you will know exactly when to use them now.

Which of them do you use the most? Let me know in the comment section.

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