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smileynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsmaɪ.li/ (also smiley face)
an emoticon (= a ​sidewaysimage of a ​face, consisting of ​keyboardsymbols, used in ​emails to ​expressemotions)

smileyadjective

uk   us   /ˈsmaɪ.li/ (smilier, smiliest) informal
A smiley ​person or someone who has a smiley ​facelooksfriendly and ​smiles a lot.
(Definition of smiley from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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