emoji dictionary words Dictionary First of the Day: Face With Tears of Joy Emoji Has Been Named Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015
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This is the first time that a pictograph has been used as a Word of the Year. According to the Oxford Dictionaries blog, 😂 was the best word they could come up with that captured the "ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015". 

The chart below shows the rise in usage of the 😂 emoji, making it the most used emoji worldwide. 

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