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smiley

noun [C] uk   /ˈsmaɪ.li/ ( also smiley face) us  
an emoticon (= a sideways image of a face, consisting of keyboard symbols, used in emails to express emotions)

smiley

adjective uk   /ˈsmaɪ.li/ (smilier, smiliest) informal us  
A smiley person or someone who has a smiley face looks friendly and smiles a lot.
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