What Do These Emojis Actually Mean?

By: J.P. Naomi
Image: Emoji icons supplied by EmojiOne

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"Call you later!" 

Sorry, did you just say, call?  What do you mean call? You mean, like, on the phone? But a phone is for texting! I think what you meant was... "Text you later!"

OK then, I'll text you later! But for now, it's time to see how well you can keep up with this ultimate emoji quiz! Think you know the meaning behind these cute little yellow faces? Get those thumbs ready, it's one, two, time to text!

From a simple smiley face to a tired face, the creators of emojis have certainly thought of it all. So now we want to know, do you have what it takes to define them all? 

There's a kissy face with love, and a kissy face without love, in case you're not quite in love yet. There's a thumbs up and there's a bride and yes, there's even a bowel movement! And do you know the best part of all? No matter where you go in this world, the emoji language is understood by all. 

So are you ready to show us what you've got? It's time to see if you are as smart as the brainy emoji or will this quiz have you texting the mind-blown emoji to your bestie? Good luck!

Did someone send you a super cute message that made you blush and you're not totally sure how to respond? Try the blush emoji, it's smiley with a touch of rosy cheeks, and a perfect way to avoid an awkward response!

The "joy" emoji comes in handy when you are laughing out loud! You have tears of "joy" from laughing so hard!

When you are not amused, you tend to roll your eyes toward one side, just like this emoji! The unamused emoji is perfect for those situations when your mom or dad decide to practice using their own emojis! Enough already!

I just love you so much ... heart eyes emoji! Ohhh, your new baby is precious ... heart eyes emoji! I can't wait to see you later tonight ... heart eyes emoji!

Just hanging out feeling relaxed and perfectly content? Well, you better use this emoji then! It's sweet and straight to the point!

This emoji is a quick and easy way for people to give an affirmative response without using any words! You might reply with an OK hand emoji if someone texts you, "Pick you up in five minutes!"

The heart emoji is a simple way to convey love. This emoji is versatile and can be used in many different situations, for example to show support or to express love!

If someone sends you a kissing heart emoji, they love you. If they send you the kissing emoji without the heart, well ... they might just be looking for a good time!

A pensive emoji is a remorseful one. This emoji is just trying to figure out where things went wrong!

This weary emoji is quite distraught! Everything about this emoji says, "I give up!"

This emoji is the ultimate crying face! Nothing says, "I'm so sad" quite like having an emoji face with two full streams of water coming out of the eyes!

Did you know that the smirking emoji face was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010? It is one of the most popular emojis today - a way for you to show your friends how sly you are!

The grinning face is a beaming face! It has smiling eyes and nice big smile with teeth showing!

The two hearts emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010. It was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. It is traditionally two pink hearts, one larger than the other.

The flushed emoji face is an embarrassed one. It has very wide eyes with flushed red cheeks. Did you make a mistake? Or did someone horrify you!?

Similar to the OK hand emoji, the thumbsup emoji is another great way to give an affirmative response with little to no text. Thumbs up means, yes or you like it, whereas the opposite direction would mean no or dislike!

While the raised hands emoji could be seen as a sign to stop, it is most often used as a high-five among friends! You might send a friend a raised hands emoji if they scored well on a test.

A winky emoji is used to imply humor in written form, or may alternatively be used suggestively, as a form of flirtation! In some contexts this emoji may also imply that the previous sentence is in fact untrue.

The information desk person emoji is often used to express sassiness or sarcasm. The girl is holding out her hand as if she were a waitress carrying an invisible tray of drinks...

The relieved face emoji was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. It is a happy, but not over the top, sentiment. Some may call it pleasantly content!

The See No Evil emoji represents one of the three wise monkeys known as Mizaru. It is most used as a playful "I didn't want to see that" expression.

The sunglasses emoji is the ultimate sign of "I'm so cool!" People also use this emoji when they are headed to the beach or if it is a very sunny day!

The pray emoji is used to express a sense of hope and prayer. It is also a sign of please or thank you in Japanese culture!

Sometimes you just don't know what to say! When someone says something so outlandish and you just don't have the words to respond ... use the expressionless emoji!

The yum emoji was approved as part of the Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name "Face Savoring Delicious Food." It was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015 and is used to express "delicious" as well as "sarcasm."

The disappointed emoji is sad and has a tear drop, or is it a sweat drop, coming from its cheek. Its eyebrows have a sense of desperation to them!

The sleeping emoji has both eyes closed with the ZZZ symbol over its head. It is used to indicate both sleeping and sleepiness!

Hurray! Are you excited about what your friend just texted you? Did they share some good news? Well, you may want to respond with the clapping hands!

The confused emoji is not sure what to think! It isn't sad, it isn't happy, it just seems a little puzzled by the situation and it is most implied through its eyebrows!

The cry emoji is hurt and upset! It is just inconsolable! It was first added to the emoji language in 2015.

The neutral face is not giving off any particular emotion. It is very similar to the emotionless emoji except that its eyes look a little bit desperate!

The rage emoji is so much angrier than the angry emoji! It's face is the same, but it is the color red! It is permanently grouchy and annoyed!

Do you feel completely exhausted? It's time to pull out the tired face emoji! It is not to be mistaken for the weary face emoji!

Reserve this emoji for when you are completely horrified! It was added to Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

This emoji is wearing a medical mask. Usually this is reserved for either sick people or people who are trying to protect their lungs from pollution in the air!

Yikes! Eek! The grimacing emoji is generally used to express a mistake. It can also be used to express feelings in an unfavorable situation.

Did you just leave the gym and want to text your girl? Go ahead and send her a sweat emoji. She'll most likely respond with a blushing emoji!

The muscle emoji is an arm flexing. It is one of the most popular emojis and is used to represent strength, both physical and emotional.

Perhaps the field goal was no good, or perhaps you don't want to make a deal, use this emoji! It is best used to express dissatisfaction and nonacceptance!

The laughing emoji has been in the top 10 most popular emojis on Emojipedia between the years 2014 - 2018. Did you know it was deemed the 2015 word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary?!

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