As a marketer, before integrating emojis into your next campaign, understanding their meanings is crucial. While widely recognized emojis like the smiley face 😊 or crying face 😢 are straightforward in their intent, lesser-known symbols such as the padlock 🔒 or the diamond shape 💠 can leave audiences perplexed. Moreover, emojis depicting laughter, smiles, or hearts can vary significantly in their interpretations across cultures and contexts.

In our blog post today, we aim to demystify several commonly misunderstood emojis. We’ll delve into their true meanings, providing clarity so you can confidently incorporate them into your messaging strategies. Whether exploring facial expressions and smileys, objects and symbols, or delving into slang and double entendres, our guide will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of popular emojis. By the end, you’ll be able to navigate the emoji landscape with ease and precision, ensuring your campaigns resonate effectively with diverse audiences.

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Here’s a list of 180 emojis and their meanings. In the next section, we’ll examine how to use these emojis.

Emoji faces and smileys 

Emoji Symbol Emoji Name  Original Meaning 
😠 Mad emoji Show anger and aggression
😤 Snorting smoke face Expression of triumph
😲 Astonished face Look of astonishment
🤗 Hug emoji Offering a hug
🤣 Rolling on the floor laughing (ROFL) Hysterical laughter
🤩 Starstruck face Finding someone fascinating, interesting, or exciting
😶 Face without mouth Humility or speechlessness
🙄 Eye roll emoji Disdain, frustration, or boredom
🧐 Face with monocle Smug intelligence (aka smarty-pants)
💀 Skull A figurative death or dying from laughter or affection
😭 Sob emoji Intense grief or intense laughter, pride, or joy
😬 Grimacing face Nervousness or awkwardness
😷 Face with medical mask Wearing a mask to avoid airborne diseases like Covid
🥴 Woozy face Intoxication or infatuation
😣 Persevering face Sadness, frustration, and helplessness
😞 Disappointed face Disappointment or regret
🤑 Money mouth face Making money, feeling rich
🤓 Nerd face Nerdy or bookish person/situation
🤡 Clown emoji A foolish or naive person (often used for self-deprecating jokes)
🐷 Pig Emoji Related to rural life, the cuteness of pigs, or piggy bank
💁‍♀️ Information desk women Offering assistance/answers/guidance
🙇 Bowing person Bowing as a sign of respect
🙆🏼‍♀️ Arms raised over head women Gesturing OK
🙋 Person raising hand Indicates that a person has a question or wants to be included
🙅‍♀️ Woman gesturing no The “X” sign indicates “no” or “no deal”
🧚 Fairy Fairy or feeling light and happy
👽 Alien A weird or strange person
🫡 Salute emoji Respect, loyalty, honor
😮 Shocked emoji Shock, surprise, disbelief
🤔 Thinking emoji Pondering, doubtful

Some more emoji faces and smileys

Emoji Symbol Emoji Name Original Meaning
😘 Kissing face with heart Sending or asking for a kiss, sending love
😂 Laughing crying emoji Laughter, humor
🥰 Blushing smiley face with hearts Loved, showing affection
😊 Blushing face with smiling eyes Thankful, happy
😍 Heart-shaped eyes face In love, impressed
☺️ Blushing, smiling face Thankful, happy
🥺 Sad pleading face Upset, pleading, or embarrassed
🙄 Rolling eyes face Annoyed, bored, or sarcastic
🙂 Slightly happy face Happy or sarcastic
😆 XD face Lighthearted sarcasm, happiness, or excitement
🥳 Party hat face with a noisemaker Celebrating, partying, happy
😎 Sunglasses emoji Chilling, relaxed, or cool
😑 Expressionless face Annoyed, aggravated, indifferent, or bored
☹️ Frowning face Deeply disappointed, upset, worried, or sad
😚 Kissing with closed eyes, face Asking for a kiss or giving a kiss
😇 Angelic face with halo Innocent, pure, or angelic
😒 Side-eye emoji or unamused face Aggravated, doubtful, or unamused
🌞 Sun emoji with face Natural, joyful, or radiant
😐 Neutral face Indifferent or annoyed
🙋 Person raising their hand Getting attention, asking something, or waving
🤭 Smiling face with hand covering mouth Secretive, gossiping, or gleeful
😴 Sleepy face Bored, tired, or asleep
😱 Fearful screaming face Surprised, shocked, stunned, or afraid
😨 Scared emoji Fear, surprise
🙃 Upside down smiling face Sarcastically happy or silly
🤩 Starry-eyed smiling face Impressed or amazed
😌 Relieved face Calm, relaxed, or happy
😀 Smile emoji Very happy
😄 Smiling face with happy eyes Pleased, happy
🙈 See no evil monkey Not looking, covering one’s eyes, or cringing
😡 Red angry face Pouting or anger
😃 Smiling face with a big grin Very happy
😩 Weary face Agonized, upset, or tired
😢 Tearful face Sad, sorrowful, remorseful, or crying
😏 Smirking face Sly, mischievous
😋 Grin with tongue out face Playful, naughty, or enjoying something (like food)
👀 Eyes emoji looking left Looking at something, flirty, or sneaky
💪 Flexing arm Boastful, flirty, or strong
🤷 Shrugging person Shrugging, doubtful
🤦 Facepalm Annoyed or frustrated
😔 Pensive face Sad, upset, or sorrowful
🐱 Cat face Silly or cute alternatives to traditional smiley


Object emojis 👇

Emoji Symbol Emoji Name  Original Meaning
🔒 Padlock Security, safety
🧢 Billed cap Slang term for “lie,” as in “no cap”
💍 Ring Marriage or proposal
🪔 Diya lamp Light, lamp, hope
📿 Prayer beads Refers to religious jewelry and magic
📖 Open book Interest in reading or writing, or a straightforward person
💸 Money emoji with wings Losing or gaining large sums of money
⚖️ Balance scale Indicates issues of justice or balance; a symbol for the Libra zodiac sign
💌 Love letter A love note, greeting card, or letter
💣 Bomb Figurative bombs or explosions (e.g., hitting a homerun or finding someone attractive)
💡 Light bulb A great idea
🧿 Nazar amulet Protection against the evil eye
🎐 Windchime Windchime (often mistakenly used for jellyfish)
🏳️‍⚧️ Trans flag emoji Trans pride, solidarity with the transgender community

Some more object emojis👇

Emoji Symbol Emoji Name Original Meaning
🎁 Wrapped present Holiday, birthday, anniversary, or a gift for any occasion
👑 Gold crown Success, class, or royalty
💩 Poop Funny, amusing, silly, or bad
💰 Money bag Getting paid, having money
☀️ Sun emoji Sunny weather
🎊 Open confetti ball Celebration, party, or congratulations
🌸 Sakura or cherry blossom Spring, florals, or love
💐 Bouquet Spring, appreciation, or love
🎈 Red balloon Party, celebration, or festive occasion
🌹 Red rose Floral or romance
🎂 Birthday cake Celebration, happiness
🎉 Party popper Celebration, party, or congratulations

Symbols and gestures 👇

Emoji Symbol Emoji Name Original Meaning
🖖 Vulcan salute Sending good wishes like “live long and prosper”
🖐️ Hand with fingers splayed The number 5
👌 OK hand Means “okay” or “fine” but may be offensive in some cultures
🤟 Love-you gesture Means “I love you” in American Sign Language (ASL)
🤘 Sign of the horns “Rock on” in slang, but has other meanings too
🤙 Call-me hand Used to ask someone to call you
🤲 Open hands Praying or “open book” in ASL
💅 Nail polish Attitude of nonchalance or indifference
🙏 Folded hands Saying thank you or please
Hollow red circle Correct/right (Japanese-style)
🔰 Multicolored chevron New
💓 Beating/vibrating heart Beating heart
💫 Comet star Starstruck/dizziness
❤️‍🩹 Mending heart Healing/Empathy
💯 100  emoji Complete agreement or 100%


Some more symbols and gestures

Emoji Symbol Emoji Name Original Meaning
♥️ Red heart Romance or love
Green check mark emoji Verification, task completed, approval
👍 Thumbs up Approval
🖤 Black heart Gambling, sorrow, or love
👈 Index finger pointing left Indicating to the left
💥 Explosion Something (literally or figuratively) explosive or surprising
🔫 Gun emoji Lighthearted jokes between friends
💚 Green heart Friendship or love
✌️ Peace hand Victory or peace
🎶 Music notes Listening to, playing, or performing music
💔 Broken heart Sad, crushed, or disappointed
👇 Index finger pointing down Indicating down
💋 Lipstick mark Flirty, romantic, or seductive
❣️ Red heart exclamation Very loving
🙌 Two hands raised high Happiness or celebration
🤞 Fingers crossed emoji Good luck
💙 Blue heart Romance or friendship
💛 Yellow heart Friendship
💞 Revolving hearts Two hearts united, a romantic whirlwind
💗 Pink growing hearts Increasing passion or love
👉 Index finger pointing right Indicating to the right
💖 Sparkling pink heart emoji Romantic, for special occasions
Twinkles or sparkles Appealing, pretty, celebrating, or positive
💜 Purple heart Romance or friendship
🤎 Brown heart Love and connection, solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement
🤍 White heart Love, support, positivity, and admiration for white things
👌 OK gesture Approval, correctness

Lesser-known emojis👇

Emoji Symbol  Emoji Name  Original Meaning
💢 Anger symbol Anger (comes from Manga)
⚜️ Fleur-de-lis Taking pride in French heritage
💠 Diamond with a dot Something cute (in Japanese)
📛 Name badge Name tag used by kids in Japan
🈹 Japanese “discount” button Reduced prices or sale
🗿 Moai emoji Figures on easter island, and conveying a deadpan or stoic expression
🎴 Flower playing cards A type of playing card from Japan
🚱 Non-potable water Water that’s only suited for non-drinking purposes
Sparkles Beauty, gratitude, and love; used for added emphasis or sarcasm

Slang emojis with double meanings 

Emoji Symbol  Emoji Name  Slang Meanings
🥵 Hot face Finding someone sexually attractive
👻 Ghost Getting ghosted or ignored by someone you’re dating/messaging
🐍 Snake When a person backstabs you
🌶️ Hot pepper Inappropriate or risky content
🐐 GOAT Greatest of all time
🍵 Teacup Tea or the latest gossip
🎣 Fishing pole Fishing for attention, compliments, etc.
👏 Clapping hands Passive-aggressive or sarcastic tone when used between words

Some more slang emojis with double meaning

Emoji Symbol Emoji Name Original Meaning
😉 Winking face Flirty or joking
🥵 Hot face Hot (literally or figuratively) or flirty
💯 100 emoji with red underline Approval or keeping it 100%
🔥 Fire Hot (literally or figuratively)
👿 Angry devil emoji Malevolence, mischief, frustration
😈 Smiling purple devil Flirty or naughty
👩‍🍳 Chefs kiss emoji Satisfied
🤤 Drooling face Longing



New emojis in iOS 16.4 

Emoji Symbol  Emoji Name  Slang Meanings


Shaking face Thrilled, shocked, excited
🫷🫸 Pushing hand Rejecting or hive five


New heart emojis (Grey, pink, and light blue) Love and affection in different setting


More animals Donkey, moose, goose, and jellyfish emoji relating to respective animals


Wing Flying or with respect to angels


Hyacinth Nowruz symbol, signify spring


Peapod Literal indication of peas or, to say “two peas in a pod”


Ginger To talk about spice and food


Folding hand fan Significant to specific cultures, such as Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Maranao


Hair pick Symbolizes Black pride or an item of self-care and grooming


Flute Flutes, melodic music


Maracas Parties and celebrations related to Latin America’s culture


Khanda Sikhism


Wireless Wifi, free from wires

You can also copy these emojis and use them whenever you want!


Emojis help us express almost every kind of emotion known to humans. Here’s a rundown of emoji faces and smileys.

1. Snorting smoke face 😤

This emoji must be mad as all heck, isn’t that correct?

Well, you would think so, but the official meaning of this emoji is supposed to be an expression of triumph. We’re not sure how you look when triumphant, but it’s usually not like that.

2. Astonished face 😲

Admittedly, this emoji doesn’t have the most complex meaning. After all, it looks surprised, and being astonished and surprised aren’t worlds apart.

Still, isn’t it nice to know how to use this emoji going forward? This teacher sure does!

3. Hug emoji 🤗

Many assume this rosy-cheeked smiley is throwing jazz hands and is quite pleased about it.

The presence of the oddly humanoid hands on this emoji is supposed to represent giving a hug. There’s not yet a better hugging face emoji, so you’ll have to settle for this one!

4. Rolling on the floor laughing (ROFL) emoji 🤣

This emoji doesn’t just express laughter. No, it shows that you’re laughing so hard that tears fall from your eyes as you roll around the floor.

5. Star-struck face 🤩

When was the last time you met your favorite celebrity? This emoji pretty much sums up how you felt –amazed, awestruck, and incredibly excited!

You can also use this emoji to show support and admiration for the people you love.

6. Face without a mouth 😶

This emoji sure says a lot, even without a mouth. And, sometimes, silence can be louder than words.

This emoji is pretty versatile. Did you hear something very witty? Or, are you feeling isolated from the outside world? Or, maybe you’re feeling hopeless or cynical? This emoji will help you say all this without words.

7. Eye roll emoji 🙄

We’re no strangers to seeing people roll their eyes in frustration! And, we’ve all probably done this at some point. If you thought this emoji expresses boredom — then you’re right about that too.

Instead of saying “whatever”, or “it is what it is”, this emoji will say it for you without any words.

8. Face with a monocle 🧐

What does this face remind you of? Probably an old person judging you, right? You’d be correct.

But, this isn’t the only meaning of this emoji. Are you thinking a lot but unable to make a decision? Or, perhaps, you’re skeptical of something your friend just said.

9. Skull emoji 💀

You missed the mark if you thought this emoji was used for serious occasions. This emoji represents a metaphorical death.

But, Gen-Z has now replaced the laughing emoji with the skull emoji to say, “This is so funny that I’m dead now”

10. Sob emoji 😭

The sob emoji is a loudly crying face, also known as the crying emoji. It can mean that you’re crying uncontrollably, though that’s not the only meaning.

But, did you know that this sobbing emoji can also mean uncontrollable laughter? It could also mean intense excitement. Here’s an example — “BTS is finally coming to my city 😭😭.”

11. Grimacing face 😬

Doesn’t this emoji look super nervous to you? If it does, you’re on the right track. It depicts a face that’s clenching its teeth in nervousness.

You can also use this emoji when you or someone else commits a faux pas. It’s a great emoji for cracking self-deprecating jokes.

12. Face with a medical mask 😷

This emoji shot to fame during the pandemic. That makes sense, right? But what other meaning does this emoji hold?

This emoji can also indicate that you’re disgusted or put off by something or someone.

13. Woozy face 🥴

Everyone who has had one drink too many can probably relate to this emoji. It’s the poster boy for metaphorical regret.

But, this emoji can also convey that you’ve got an uncontrollable crush on someone. It all depends on the context, so be careful with this emoji.

14. Persevering face 😣

This emoji is perfect if you’re stressed out, but have a job to do. It’s called the persevering face for a reason.

It can also be used to express sadness, disappointment, frustration, and irritation. It’s a pretty versatile emoji, but you heard the original meaning here.

15. Disappointed face 😞

Nobody likes being disappointed, but we’ve all been there at some point. This is your go-to emoji when you want to convey sadness, disappointment, regret, and hopelessness.

Whether you’re upset about not getting Beyonce concert tickets or getting a bad performance review, you can say it all with this emoji.

16. Money mouth face 🤑

You can almost hear the sound ‘ka-ching’ when you see this emoji, right? That’s exactly the original meaning too.

This emoji can help you whenever you’re dreaming of living the good life or when you’ve just made a lot of money.

17. Nerd face 🤓

Love them or hate them, nerds have had a huge impact on pop culture in the last decade. You can use this emoji to describe them.

But, this emoji isn’t used to mock people. It’s usually a way of conveying self-deprecating humor. Here’s an example –“I’m a genius. I fixed the sink by myself 🤓”

18. Clown emoji 🤡

Are you terrified of clowns? If you are, you’ve understood one meaning behind this emoji. This emoji can indicate a creepy person

But, it’s also used whenever someone behaves in a silly, goofy, or foolish way. Most people use it when they’ve done something incredibly stupid.

19. Information desk woman 💁‍♀️

The meaning of an emoji of a woman with her hand tipped out is hard to decipher, at least at first glance.

Instead, this emoji is known as the information desk woman. She’s supposed to be guiding you toward a destination. Who knew?

But, Gen-Z has a different use for it — to convey sarcasm or sass! Perhaps this was misinterpreted as the shrug emoji? Either way, this new meaning is surely here to stay.

20. Bowing person 🙇

This one would be interpreted differently based on culture. But, what in the world does this emoji mean?

Well, it’s yet another Japanese-inspired emoji showcasing a man or woman bowing. In Japan, bowing is a sign of respect, so you might similarly use this emoji.

In other cultures, it’s also a sign of apologizing or remorse.

21. Arms raised over head (woman) 🙆🏼‍♀️

Here’s an emoji that you might not use all that often. It features a person with their arms raised over their head.

They look like maybe they’re trying to do the YMCA dance. Or the wave?

Look again. The emoji has its hands over its head in an O shape, right? They’re making the first of the two letters in OK to represent that they’re a-okay.

Of course, if you wanted to use this emoji to say that it’s party time or that you’re ready to dance, that’s fine too.

22. Person raising hand 🙋

Does this emoji remind you of school? The conventional meaning of this emoji is to raise your hand to answer a question. Or, you might be volunteering for something.

But, the original meaning is a little different. It depicts a happy person raising their hand in joy. But, come on, who raises only one hand in joy? We won’t blame you if you’d rather believe the first meaning.

23. Woman gesturing no 🙅‍♀️

This woman has her hands crossed to form an X — meaning “no” or “no deal.” It can also signal disagreement.

Use this emoji if you feel strongly about something and want to say no. This emoji is a nod to the popular game show Deal or No Deal.

24. Fairy 🧚

This fairy emoji is a dream come true for fans of Peter Pan. Doesn’t she look like Tinkerbell?

You can also share your love of nature with this emoji. Or, use it to wish someone a magical day filled with luck!

25. Alien emoji 👽

This emoji represents extraterrestrial life. That’s obvious. But, it also refers to an eccentric or funny person (in a good way).

And, if you’re looking to flirt with someone, this emoji can mean “you’re out of this world.”

Now, let’s take a look at some emojis about objects and their meanings!

26. Mad emoji 😠

Are you so angry that words don’t cut it? Well, good for you; there’s an emoji to express that.

This angry, yellow face with a scowl, drooping eyes, and furrowed eyebrows expresses various emotions– from annoyance and grumpiness to revulsion and fury.

It could also signify that someone is acting tough or aggressively.

27. Pig emoji 🐷

There are several pig emoji symbols, mostly cartoonish, and they all mean different things. But mostly, it’s related to the rural life.

The adorable pig face or the full-bodied pig 🐖 can represent its cuteness. Whereas the pig nose 🐽 is often used to indicate snorting. People also use the pig emoji to signify wealth as it relates to the piggy bank.

28. Baby emoji 👶

This is a perfect emoji for someone who is pregnant and letting the world know. People often use it to talk about babies in general.

However, you may also use the baby emoji when calling someone for being a baby for being childish.

29. Salute emoji 🫡

Have you ever read a text that made you want to show respect? Well, that’s what the salute emoji is for!

You can send a salute emoji to acknowledge someone’s great advice or efforts or show gratitude. You can also use it to respond when someone asks for a favor. A cheeky way to say, “Your command is my order.”

30. Shocked emoji 😲

Did someone give you shocking news? Or something pleasantly surprising? This open-mouth emoji perfectly expresses a range of emotions from “Wow” to “What?!?!”

Again, you can always use the shocked emoji for some light sarcasm on something obvious, too. We won’t judge!

31. Thinking emoji 🤔

This is a versatile one. Use the thinking face if someone asks a question you don’t know the answer to.

Are you confused about a subject? This is also a confused emoji. The confused face on this emoji nails the expression.

Now, let’s take a look at some emojis about objects and their meanings!



So, objects may not convey emotions. But, object emojis sure do have a lot of meanings — both obvious and hidden. Let’s find out.

32. Padlock 🔒

There are several lock emojis to select from. One is a closed lock, one is slightly open, another is a padlock with a key (you can’t tell if the lock is open or closed), and there’s also a padlock with a pen covering it diagonally.

All denote the same meaning: security. Well, except maybe for the open padlock. That doesn’t feel very secure.

You can put your customers’ minds at ease by sending an email or making a social media post with some variation of the padlock emoji.

33. Billed cap 🧢

This doesn’t stand for the sports caps of yesterday! Sure, it could refer to a regular old cap. But, in today’s slang, the cap is another word for “lie.”

This emoji will come in handy when you want to say you’re not lying or when you’re serious about something.

34. Ring 💍

This emoji is pretty self-explanatory! It’s used to talk about a proposal, an engagement, or a marriage.

35. Diya lamp 🪔

Depending on the part of the world you’re from, this emoji may or may not be familiar to you. That’s okay.

This emoji represents a diya lamp from Southeast Asia. It’s used by Hindu, Sikh, and Zoroastrian communities worldwide. Now, you can avoid confusion about this emoji.

36. Prayer beads 📿

Most of us are already intuitively aware of this emoji’s meaning. It’s pretty straightforward.

Use this emoji when you want to convey something of a spiritual or religious nature. You can also use it sarcastically or ironically.

37. Open book 📖

The open books emoji is also pretty straightforward. It depicts a wide open book, so you’ll use it for contexts where you talk about studying, reading, or anything else that has to do with education in general.

It can also be used to say that a person is very straightforward — like an open book.

38. Money emoji with wings 💸

Have you ever had a spending spree? This emoji conveys that you’ve been spending more money than you’ve been making. That’s why the money is flying away here.

In today’s slang, this emoji can also indicate that you’re dating a rich person. Who would have guessed?

39. Balance scale ⚖️

While the balance scale is supposed to represent anything related to justice, you won’t find lawyers using this emoji.

It’s commonly used when you’re weighing the pros and cons of something. It could also represent the Libra zodiac sign for believers of astrology.

40. Love letter 💌

This emoji stands for everything related to love. Whether it’s a love letter or sending loving wishes to your close ones — this emoji has you covered.

You can also use this emoji to express your love of letter writing. It’s equally valid.

41. Bomb 💣

The bomb emoji has many meanings. Did someone drop shocking news on you? This emoji can convey your shock.

The bomb emoji can also mean that you had a good time or that you think someone looks great.

42. Light bulb 💡

The light bulb emoji is as classic as it gets. Remember those cartoons where a light bulb would go off whenever someone had a good idea?

That’s pretty much what it means. People also use this emoji to talk about literal light bulbs.

43. Nazar amulet 🧿

This emoji is often wrongly called the “evil eye” emoji. But, its function is exactly the opposite — to ward off the evil eye. This symbol has cultural significance for Turkey and its neighboring countries, so don’t use it as a decorative emoji.

People use this emoji on social media to ward off ‘toxic’ people from their profiles. You can also use this to add a layer of protection while congratulating someone.

44. Wind chime 🎐

People commonly mistake this emoji for a jellyfish. But, this emoji was originally intended to represent wind chimes.

The image depicts a traditional Japanese wind chime. Next time, you’ll know the real meaning behind this emoji!

45. Trans flag emoji 🏳️‍⚧️

This specific flag emoji is a representation of the trans community. It fashions pink, blue, and white stripes of the trans flag.

People who identify themselves as transgender and those who support the community use this flag to express pride.


The meanings of object emojis were pretty straightforward, right? But, symbols and gestures are a whole other ballgame. Let’s look at some of these emojis and their meanings.

46. Vulcan salute 🖖

Fans of Star Trek will immediately recognize this gesture. This hand gesture became popular among fans of the hit TV series to represent Mr. Spock’s one-liner — “live long and prosper.”

Use this emoji when you’re sending good wishes to your geekier friends.

47. Hand with fingers splayed 🖐️

This emoji looks like the number five, right? It’s used this way. This emoji could also be a way of saying “no” or “stop.”

It’s also an informal way of telling someone to stop talking. Remember that popular phrase — “talk to the hand”?

48. OK hand 👌

This gesture conveys that things are okay. It’s also a way of expressing general agreement with someone. It can also be used sarcastically to show disapproval.

But, this sign is viewed as an offensive gesture in many parts of Kuwait and the Middle East. So, use this emoji only based on the cultural context.

49. Love you gesture 🤟

This emoji is a literal representation of the words “I love you” in American Sign Language. This emoji is frequently mistaken for the “rock on” symbol.

So, the next time you want to convey affection and love, feel free to use this emoji.

50. Sign of the horns 🤘

This is a classic symbol, loved by rock and metal music fans across the globe.

But, remember not to confuse this emoji with the “I love you” symbol. You’d be surprised at how many people need clarification.

51. Call me hand 🤙

This emoji makes a gesture that says, “call me.”  It also stands for the “hang ten” gesture, which is very popular with surfers. I don’t mean internet surfing here.

Use this emoji when you want someone to call you or when you want to send a chill, positive vibe.

52. Hands with palms open 🤲

This emoji, with its palm open, is a symbol of prayer in Islam. It can also stand for an open book in ASL.

However, most people tend to stick with the first meaning and use it as the prayer emoji.


53. Nail polish 💅

Now, this emoji can literally mean nail polish. But, it’s more commonly used to indicate an air of nonchalance, sass, and indifference.

You can also use this emoji to show you are content and unbothered.

54. Folded hands 🙏

If you ask most people, they would say this is the praying emoji. The open hands pressed palms together is how you pray, after all.

Some people don’t think the hands belong to the same person, but they are two different hands that are high-fiving. That’s certainly another interpretation.

Yet considering the Japanese origins of this and many other emojis, the true meaning is different. In Japan, this folded hands emoji means saying thank you or please.

Whichever way you slice it, this is a hopeful, pleasant emoji.

55. Hollow red circle ⭕

The hollow red circle emoji is not the same as the stop emoji, which features a diagonal red line in the center of the circle.

Most people assume the red circle emoji should be used purely for decoration, but there is an emoji meaning behind it.

In Japan, an X means incorrect, and a circle means correct. Thus, the hollow red circle should be used when something is done right.

However, we’d recommend you use this emoji just occasionally, as a lot of people don’t understand its context. They see red and assume it’s incorrect, even though that’s the opposite of what it means!

56. Multicolored chevron 🔰

Have you ever seen this emoji symbol and wondered what in the world it means? It’s a two-toned chevron with a half-yellow, half-teal base.

The other half of the chevron sometimes looks green, depending on your phone model. This is another of those emojis that comes straight from Japan. If you’re just learning to drive in Japan, you have to put this chevron on your vehicle to denote that you’re new.

It’s sort of like how you’ll see cars marked “student drivers” in the United States.

The official name for the chevron is the Shoshinsha mark. You can use it to indicate that someone or something is new.

57. Heart with vibrations 💓

There’s a heart for every situation in the emojis library. You can choose from red hearts, pink hearts, purple hearts, green hearts, and even black hearts.

The heart with the vibrating lines emerging from it may seem like another take on the decorative heart emoji trend, but there’s more to it than that. It represents an intense love that makes your heart beat faster!

So, when you want your customers’ hearts to skip a beat, you might pull out this emoji to send with your tantalizing new offer.

58. Comet star emoji 💫

Emoji symbols like this star might seem cut and dried, right? It’s merely a pretty star emoji, one of many, that features a comet-like gold ring around the star.

Nope, actually, that’s not what this emoji means at all!

Instead, it’s supposed to represent dizziness, as in being starstruck. Some people use the star-eyed emoji for that purpose, but you should really use this one.

59. Mending heart ❤️‍🩹

Who hasn’t gone through a heartbreak in their life? Most of us have. This emoji is perfect for representing healing your heart and showing empathy towards people who are hurting.

So, the next time you want to reach out to a grieving friend, use this emoji.

60. 100 emoji 💯

This is an obvious reference to grades, right? It can surely be used in that context.

But, the 100 emoji is used to express complete agreement or unconditional support to someone.

61. Moon emoji 🌝

There are different phases of moon emojis on the emoji keyboard. These emojis can be used to talk about the moon and the astronomical world. Choose the current phase of the moon emoji to indicate the lunar cycle.

There’s more to the moon emoji than just the moon. Many swap moon emojis with the traditional ones to add some spunk to the chat. For example, many use the new moon emoji 🌚 to indicate the creepiness of a situation.

Some use the crescent moon emoji 🌙 to indicate they’re going off to bed.


Now, let’s look at some emojis that are not popular.

62. Anger 💢

When you see this symbol, anger is hardly what comes to your mind, right? And yet, that’s the original meaning behind this emoji.

It comes from popular manga books in Japan, where artists use this symbol to depict anger. Why? These red lines are supposed to represent veins popping due to anger!

63. Fleur-de-lis ⚜️

The fleur-de-lis is a classic French symbol. It translates to “flower of the lily.” The legend goes that her tears bloomed into lilies when Eve was cast out.

And, one of these lilies was gifted to a French king on his baptism. Thus, it symbolized French royalty and their strong ties with the Catholic church.

Today, this emoji symbolizes taking pride in French heritage, especially on Mardi Gras.


64. Diamond with a dot 💠

What in the world could this diamond with a dot mean? It’s a symbol from Japan that means kawaii or something really cute.

In Japanese culture, people also use this emoji to represent a blue flower or a crystal.

65. Name badge 📛

This emoji hardly resembles a name tag, right? This emoji comes from Japanese culture, where students wear these name tags.

It’s also used when you’re introducing yourself virtually. You can also use this emoji to indicate that something is reserved for you.

66. Japanese “discount” button 🈹

If you’re unfamiliar with Japanese culture, this is an obscure emoji. It carries the Japanese symbol for a discount or a price cut.

But we don’t recommend using this emoji as a decorative emoji if you don’t know its original meaning.

67. Moai emoji🗿

The moai emoji stands for the famous statues of Easter Island. But, in popular culture, it has come to represent a stoic or deadpan expression.

It can also be a symbol of spiritual strength. This emoji is used universally by K-pop fans to post about their favorite artists. It signifies the mysterious hold K-pop has over its fans.

69. Non-potable water 🚱

You probably won’t recognize this symbol unless you’re a serious hiker. It stands for non-potable water. This is commonly used in camp campsites to let people know that the water isn’t safe for drinking.

In today’s slang, this emoji is used when someone wants to avoid a particular drink (usually alcohol).

70. Sparkles ✨

This sparkles emoji is quite versatile. You can use this to express a feeling of beauty, excitement, magic, and joy.

Sometimes, this emoji is also used to add emphasis or a sarcastic tone. It all depends on the context.


Now, let’s look at emojis with different uses based on informal slang and pop culture.

71. Hot face 🥵

Now, this face refers to warm temperatures during the summer. But, it’s also used to indicate that we find someone attractive.

This is because of the double meaning of the term “hot” in the English language.

72. Ghost 👻

This isn’t your average Casper: The Friendly Ghost emoji. In modern dating parlance, the word “ghost” means that someone isn’t responding to your messages or ignoring you.

It’s also used if someone stands you up on a date. We often use this word in platonic contexts as well.

ghost emoji example with meaning

73. Snake 🐍

The snake emoji also has a few interpretations. It’s used to refer to someone who sneaks around or stabs you in the back when you least expect it.

It can also be a symbol of meanness or lack of empathy about a situation.

snake emoji with meaning


74. Hot pepper 🌶️

The hot pepper emoji can represent spicy food. You’ve probably seen this symbol on restaurant menus to indicate spice levels on certain dishes.

But, it also has a double meaning. You can use this emoji to give people a heads-up about upcoming spicy content that’s not suited to everyone’s ears.

75. GOAT 🐐

The goat emoji’s meaning has evolved over time. It stands for the acronym GOAT, short for Greatest of All Time. For instance, Tom Brady was celebrated as the GOAT during his retirement from the NFL in 2022.

Use this emoji whenever you appreciate someone for being at the top of their field. Of course, you can also use it to refer to farm animals too.

76. Teacup 🍵

This emoji rose to popularity in 2018, with Japanese matcha and green tea becoming a drink of choice worldwide. But, this emoji is used a little differently.

The teacup emoji can also say “spill the tea.” Here, tea means the latest gossip or interesting information.

teacup or hot beverage emoji example (emoji with meaning)

77. Fishing pole 🎣

This emoji isn’t just for fishing aficionados. In the context of dating, this emoji can say that you’ve been fishing for attention or that you reeled someone in.

fishing emoji example

Many people use this emoji in platonic contexts to indicate they’re vying for someone’s affection.

78. Clapping hands 👏

This hand-clap emoji looks like someone giving a round of applause to show their encouragement. That’s one use of it. It’s also used in a sarcastic way to criticize people.

But, did you know that this emoji can help you drive your point home while sharing your opinions? When it’s put between every word, the hand-clap emoji emphasizes your point.



Phew, that sure is a long list of popular emojis and smileys, but those are the ones people have at the top of their frequently used emojis list.

Can you incorporate all these emojis into your marketing campaigns? Indeed, you can! Whether you’re trying to convey excitement, express urgency, or even throw in a double-meaning emoji, keep reading for suggestions on implementing the emojis from the table above.

1. Kissing face with heart 😘

Show some love to your audience with this kiss emoji. You can use it cheekily in an email subject line when offering an irresistible deal. This emoji is also handy for marketers to pull out around Valentine’s Day.

2. Laughing crying emoji 😂

Post this laugh-cry emoji when something is so amusing you laugh and cry simultaneously.

3. Blushing smiley with hearts 🥰

This loved-up emoji can be used to express your gratitude and appreciation toward your audience. It’s another emoji to consider for Valentine’s season when you feel like the rose or red heart emojis are played out.

4. Blushing face with smiling eyes 😊

A standard, happy emoji, this one fits into any marketing message where you want to spread a little joy.

5. Heart-shaped eyes face 😍

Make ‘em fall in love with your latest deal! You can also use the classic heart-eye emoji to underscore a point.

6. Blushing smiley☺️

You can use the blush emoji interchangeably with the smiling emoji. They mean the same thing, so it’s just a stylistic choice.

7. Pleading face 🥺

Have your users not opened their emails from you in a while? Pull out this sad-looking emoji and add it to your next subject line with a FOMO-inducing email body, and your open rates might go up.

8. Rolling eyes face 🙄

This classic emoji is the perfect way to express your annoyance at a situation.

9. Slightly happy face 🙂

Context matters with this emoji. Its usage is sometimes taken at face value to express happiness, while others use it sarcastically. After all, there are enough genuinely happy emojis out there!

10. XD face 😆

This smug emoji adds some nuance to one’s smiley catalog besides the standard library of happy faces.

11. Party hat smiley 🥳

Woohoo! It’s party time. Let everyone know that they should let loose and have fun with this emoji.

12. Sunglasses emoji 😎

You’ll be as cool as a cucumber by posting this emoji. It also comes in handy for summertime promotions.

13. Expressionless face 😑

Despite this emoji’s name, it’s not devoid of emotion. It conveys annoyance or exasperation.

14. Frowning face ☹️

There’s this emoji for instances when words won’t do. Its deep frown conveys deep sorrow or disappointment with a situation.

15. Kissing with eyes closed face 😚

Some people think this emoji is less romantic than the kiss emoji from the top of this list because it doesn’t have a heart. Others think it’s more romantic because it’s just a pouting face puckering up for a smooch.

You can use it the same way as any kissing emoji, although this one doesn’t come up as much as the first one we looked at.

16. Angelic face with halo 😇

When your team devises a discount that’s so good and heavenly, let your followers know by using this emoji. It can also represent sweetness and purity.

17. Side-eye emoji or unamused face emoji 😒

Ah, one little emoji can say so much! That side-eyed look and deep expression of unhappiness will perfectly convey how you’re feeling.

18. Sun emoji with face 🌞

Not everyone reaches for this emoji, which has such a large collection of smileys to choose from. It’s understated and undeniably summery. It looks great when combined with the sunglasses smiley in a marketing campaign.

19. Neutral face 😐

Once again, don’t let the name fool you! This so-called neutral face expresses exasperation, so it’s not an emoji to use when you feel indifferent.

20. Person raising their hand 🙋

This emoji conjures up images of getting the teacher’s attention in the classroom. You can use it in your group chat the next time you have an answer to your friend’s burning question.

21. Smiling face with hand covering mouth 🤭

This newer emoji is quite the sly inclusion. It’s positively gossipy, and it doesn’t look the least bit ashamed about it. Use it when feeling catty.

22. Sleepy face 😴

Marketers that sell sleep products like masks or mattresses will get plenty of use out of this emoji fashioning the sleepy, tired face.

23. Fearful screaming face 😱

This emoji expresses a lot of things, from shock and surprise to fear. Throw this emoji in your email subject line or social media post when you offer a shockingly low deal, like 50 percent off. It drives the point home well!

24. Upside down smiling face 🙃

This is another emoji where all is not what it seems, but it’s a little more obvious this one isn’t intended to be glad. Instead, it expresses a rueful, sarcastic kind of happiness.

25. Starry-eyed smiley face 🤩

Do you worry that sending hearty eyes can be perceived as unprofessional? The star-eyed emoji is like the SFW version. It expresses the same kind of positive astonishment but less romantically.

26. Relieved face 😌

It’s nice to chill, wouldn’t you agree? This emoji conveys calmness. Spa businesses should use this a lot to promote their services with emoji marketing.

27. Smiling face 😀

You can’t go wrong using this smile emoji! It’s your standard happy smiley out there living its best life.

28. Smiling face with happy eyes 😄

Here’s another variation on the smiley above, albeit one that looks happier because its eyes are smiling as well as its mouth. It’s a great emoji for expressing happiness, if not a bit expected.

29. See no evil monkey 🙈

The see-no-evil monkey is part of a trio but has been commandeered independently. You know what emoji to send when someone makes a bad decision, and you don’t want to see the outcome.

30. Red angry face 😡

Perhaps no angry emoji better expresses what pure rage feels like than this one. It’s not the angry emoji to pull out when frustrated, but when you’re so angry, you’re seeing red.

31. Smiling face with a big grin 😃

This emoji is probably the happiest of the bunch, as it has large eyes, a grinning face, and a smile that’s almost as big to match. It’s a clear way to express gladness.

32. Weary face 😩

The weary or agonized face shows the lowest of lows, and looks deeply wounded and tortured. You could also use this emoji when exhausted.

33. Tearful face 😢

The tearful face is less serious than some of the sad emojis you can select from but still emotionally provoking. Marketers can use it as part of a retargeting campaign to lure a customer back to the site.

34. Smirking face 😏

This smirk emoji knows something that you don’t. Use this emoji when feeling playfully secretive, as it’s ideal for that mood.

35. Grin with tongue out face 😋

Does your company work in the culinary sphere? The grinning face emoji with its tongue out looks like it just tasted yummy. You might use it with a coupon to incentivize your customer to return to the joint and try a bite.

36. Eyes emoji looking left 👀

This emoji can look a bit shifty depending on your use, but it can also direct attention toward something.

37. Flexing arm 💪

The flexing arm emoji is very straightforward. It represents strength and power. Fitness and nutrition companies will find plenty of excuses to use this emoji in their marketing materials.

38. Shrugging person 🤷

Do you ever just feel meh? Don’t we all! The shrugging emoji, which comes in men’s and women’s versions, is a handy emoji for those blah kind of days.

39. Face palm 🤦

The ‘facepalm’ has made its way into popular vernacular, so it was only a matter of time before it became an emoji. The meaning of this one is clear, and it isn’t good!

40. Pensive face 😔

The pensive face looks rather dejected. It comes in handy for expressing sorrow and remorse.

41. Wrapped present 🎁

Moving away from smileys, next is the wrapped present emoji. The colorful gift wrap makes this appropriate for someone’s birthday or the holiday season. Use this emoji in your marketing when your audience has earned a free gift!

42. Gold crown 👑

The gold crown emoji is emblematic of royalty. Let your VIPs know what you think of them when you use this emoji in your email marketing.

43. Poop emoji 💩

The poop emoji is rather divisive. It also has several meanings, which can make using it difficult. Some people think it’s funny and cheeky, others use it playfully, and others still choose this emoji to say something sucks.

44. Money bag💰

The money bag emoji is indicative of wealth. You can attach it to a new product or service to associate value with your debut. It’s also a handy emoji to use for Tax Day marketing when you try to get your audience to spend their refund.

45. Sun emoji ☀️

This sun emoji has no smiling face. Its application is more for weather, but you can use it to announce a spring or summer sale no matter what your industry.

46. Open confetti ball 🎊

New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular occasions for the open confetti ball emoji to come out. It’s so celebratory and shiny that it seems tailored to this time of year. You can also use it when celebrating a major business occasion like a successful product launch or anniversary.

47. Cherry blossom 🌸

The sakura or cherry blossom is a sign of spring’s arrival. It’s also a beautiful, colorful flower emoji with a soft aesthetic. You can use it to signal the cherry blossoms are in bloom, to announce a spring sale, or to showcase a pretty pink product.

48. Bouquet 💐

The bouquet has an array of lovely blooms. This flower emoji has some romantic connotations depending on how you use it, such as with heart emojis for Valentine’s Day. Floral shops should have this emoji on standby, as they’ll get a lot of use out of it.

49. Balloon 🎈

The balloon emoji is bright, shiny, and red. It’s celebratory and goes well with the birthday cake and gift emojis, but you can use it on its own. For example, this emoji would come in handy for children’s brands in a text or email marketing campaign.

50. Red rose 🌹

Roses are utterly romantic, so this emoji has that side of it. Like the bouquet emoji, you can also appreciate the red rose for its beauty, slotting it into a floral shop marketing strategy.

51. Birthday cake 🎂

This emoji really only has one use – to celebrate birthdays. Adding it to the personalized subject line of a customer on their special day will surely make your brand more memorable and increase their loyalty.

52. Party popper 🎉

You can’t have a party without poppers! This party emoji explodes jovially and sets a festive mood. You can use it with the birthday cake and gift emojis to celebrate a birthday, or anytime you feel congratulatory.

53. Red heart ♥️

The heart emojis come in every color under the rainbow, so it’s no surprise the red heart is the most popular. This love emoji is simple but romantic in this hue.

54. Green checkmark emoji ✅

The green checkmark emoji is one of the more professional emojis with meaning on the list. You can use it to indicate project completion and/or correctness. It would look great in an opt-in form with an enticing lead magnet.

55. Thumbs up 👍

The classic thumbs-up emoji means that everything is okay. This emoji is positive reinforcement at its finest. It’s laid back and doesn’t try too hard, so use it when you want to convey those vibes.

56. Black heart 🖤

The black heart is sexy and mysterious. It can have a romantic element, or it can carry a side of heartbreak with it. Which will it be? That depends on how you use it.

57. Index finger pointing left 👈

Here’s another emoji with an exceedingly clear meaning. It’s a finger that’s pointing left, such as when you want to indicate something worth seeing to the left.

58. Explosion 💥

The explosion emoji leaves room for interpretation. It’s sometimes used for surprise, but it’s also the go-to when you want to convey that something has an explosive effect (although hopefully not literally). The bright colors make it a good emoji for marketers.

59. Green heart 💚

Change up the pace with the green heart instead. It doesn’t have a different meaning than the red or black hearts, per se, although it’s earthier and more centered. You can even combine all the heart colors into a fun rainbow.

60. Peace hand ✌️

The positive vibes of the peace hand are great whether you favor the V for victory usage of this emoji or you prefer a more tranquil message. It’s an unassuming emoji you can slot into email subject lines.

61. Music notes 🎶

The three floating music notes can make your marketing messages sing, quite literally. Instrument retailers, choir services, and any music brand should use this emoji, although not to excess.

62. Broken heart 💔

The broken heart emoji conjures sadness. It’s as tough looking at this emoji as it is suffering from a broken heart.

63. Index finger pointing down👇

What’s that going on down there? This emoji will tell you!

64. Lipstick mark 💋

Say it with a kiss. That’s what this emoji is all about. It’s seductive, romantic, and perhaps a bit cheeky if done correctly. Lingerie and makeup brands could use this emoji long after February 14th.

65. Red heart exclamation❣️

The red heart exclamation is a unique love emoji for sure. It’s like the basic red heart but with a bit of a facelift. Its shape makes it more exclamatory, so use it when you want to put an emphasis on something.

66. Two hands raised high 🙌

To the roof! These hands are as triumphant as can be. They’re here to celebrate successes, big or small, and have positive vibes all around.

67. Fingers crossed emoji 🤞

A little bit of luck can go a long way. The fingers crossed emoji would work well when announcing a raffle, contest, or giveaway and could just encourage more people to participate.

68. Blue heart 💙

The blue heart is yet another standard heart color that’s cooler and calmer. You can use it instead of the other colors or in combination with them.

69. Revolving hearts 💞

The revolving hearts emoji showcases two hearts intertwined. This emoji tells one emotional story without any words. It has much stronger romantic connotations than the other heart emojis we’ve looked at.

70. Pink growing hearts 💗

At first glance, you could mistake this for the pink heart emoji. However, it’s more nuanced than that, featuring a series of hearts growing in size. Use it to represent a love that keeps getting bigger with time.

71. Index finger pointing right 👉

The last of the pointing finger emojis is one facing to the right. Grab a customer’s attention by inserting this emoji into a blog post or SMS message.

72. Sparkling pink heart emoji 💖

The sparkling pink heart has a bit of extra shine. It’s more of a special occasions emoji that keeps messaging fresh.

73. Twinkles or sparkles ✨

Are you wracking your brain, wondering which emoji to insert into your latest marketing message? The sparkle emoji is a good option. It’s mostly used for decoration, although it could also come in handy for emphasis.

75. Purple heart 💜

The purple heart is a good complement to the blue heart. It’s darker and maybe a touch more mysterious, but otherwise, it functions the same way as any heart emoji.

75. OK gesture 👌

This hand gesture means OK, which is a stand-in for lack of any emoji that says the same. Use it when you want to tell someone about a job well done.

76. Winking face 😉

Let’s get into some emojis with double meaning. The winking factor of the wink emoji is straightforward, but it can also add to innuendos. It’s sort of like saying “if you know what I mean,” while you dramatically wink and nudge someone.

77. Hot face 🥵

The burning red skin and stuck-out tongue of this emoji suggest that sweltering weather is on the horizon, but it’s also been commandeered for attractive people.

78. 100 emoji with red underline 💯

The original use of this emoji suggests it might represent a perfect score such as on a test at school. However, with slang such as keeping it 100 (which means keeping it real), it’s taken on a different meaning.

79. Fire emoji🔥

The fire emoji operates the same as the burning hot face. You can use it to denote sweltering heat or a literal fire (although hopefully not!) or someone attractive.

80. Smiling purple devil 😈

The complement to the evil-looking purple devil is this smiling emoji. It looks downright naughty, and it’s often used for those kinds of texting purposes.

81. Angry devil emoji 👿

This evil-looking devil emoji means up to good for nothing. It shows mischief born out of anger as a reaction to upsetting events, news, or maybe irritation towards someone.

82. Drooling face 🤤

The last emoji we’ll look at is this one openly drooling. Whatever it’s looking at sure is yummy!

83. Flushed face 😳

Made a mistake? Did something embarrassing? The 😳 Flushed Face emoji appears to convey a thousand emotions.

84. Scared emoji 😨

This emoji shows a mix of fear and surprise.  So, if you’re promoting a sale, you can use the emoji to create some intrigue. Use this scared emoji to show how down your prices have dipped and how much time they have to take advantage of it.

85. Cat face 🐱

What something different than your traditional smileys? Cat emojis offer a range of emotions that smiley faces offer, but they’re just more cute and silly!

86. Latin cross emoji ✝️

One of the most ubiquitous symbols of Christianity is the Latin cross, which is also represented as the Christian cross emoji. It is used to create a religious allusion that is exclusive to Christianity.

87. Gun emoji 🔫

The 🔫 emoji goes by many names, including gun, squirt gun emoji, or water pistol. You may use it for everything from water guns to actual ones—but often, its connotation is lighthearted and amusing between friends to tease one another.

88. Yellow heart 💛

Like any other heart emoji, the yellow heart emoji (💛) may express love. However, its yellow color is more often used to indicate friendship and liking rather than passionate love. You can also use an orange heart emoji (🧡) to express the same.

89. Brown heart 🤎

The emoji is often used to convey sentiments of love, tenderness, and close relationships. It is also used to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in pursuing racial justice and equality for people of color.

90. White heart 🤍

Just like the other hearts in the emoji collection, the white heart emoji is often used to express love. However, the white color represents support and positivity for strong relationships. Some also use white hearts to show love and admiration for everything related to white, such white animals or apparel.

91. Chef’s kiss emoji 👩‍🍳

This emoji symbol often means you’re satisfied with something, whether food or not. Marketers can use this to promote their products- delicious food or a perfectly crafted dress!


Do you have an iPhone? Then you probably know that iOS 16.4 launched many new emojis with meanings that can be hard to understand. Here’s what’s new on the iOS 16.4 emoji keyboard.

1. Shaking face 🫨

Have you ever been so shocked or excited that your body shakes? Well, that’s what this emoji represents!

2. Pushing hand (both left and right) – 🫷🫸

The original meaning of the pushing hand emoji is to reject something. But many use it to indicate high-fiving the reader.

3. New heart emojis 🩵🩶🩷

There are many new heart emojis on iOS 16.4, including pink hearts, light blue hearts, and a grey heart. They just offer some added variety to express love and affection in different settings!

4. More animals 🫎🪿🪼🫏

In addition to pigs, cats, and monkeys, Apple added more animals to its emoji keyboard, including moose, goose, jellyfish, and donkey.

5. Wing 🪽

The white wing emoji means flying, quite literally and metaphorically. Users can even drop the wing emoji to talk about angels or describe someone as angelic.

6. Hyacinth 🪻

An addition to the collection of flower emojis, the new hyacinth emoji is symbolic of Nowruz, the Persian new year. You may also use it with other emojis to signify springtime.

7. Peapod 🫛

Just another vegetable amongst the others, the pea pods emoji finds its use when talking about peas. You can also use it for the phrase “two peas in a pod.” Who knows when you need it!

8. Ginger 🫚

When can you use this particular vegetable emoji? Well, if you come from a culture that uses Ginger as a spice in their food, you may find using it to describe the flavors of your meals!

9. Folding hand fan 🪭

The folding hand fan has quite some cultural significance. People use it when describing dancing in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Maranao traditions. If you’re not from that lineage, you can simply use it when you refer to yourself as someone’s admirer or a fan!

10. Hair pick 🪮

The hair pick is one of those emojis with meaning that only people of color can truly understand. It symbolizes Black pride as they use it for self-care and grooming.

11. Flute 🪈

Simple symbol with a literal meaning. You may use the flute emoji to talk about flutes or simply soothing music!

12. Maracas 🪇

Another instrument emoji that bears Latin America’s cultural symbol. This emoji can be used with other party emoji for festival celebrations, such as Cinco de Mayo.

13. Khanda 🪯

The Khanda emoji is exclusively for people of the Sikhism religion. It’s a symbol of the Sikh faith!

14. Wireless 🛜

The wireless emoji, as you’ve guessed, means wifi. However, you can further use the emoji when discussing technology free from wires and cables. For example, “My wireless earphones make workouts so much better. ”


Emojis symbols can be tough to understand, especially when some have no clear meaning or different meanings in different platforms like Snapchat emoji and Tiktok emojis. People ascribe their meanings to certain emojis, and they (kind of) become the prevalent meanings.

Even if you don’t use every emoji on this list the way it’s supposed to be, at least now you understand the true intention behind the creation of each one!

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