What Does the Nose Emoji Mean?

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

The nose emoji shows a human’s nose shaped like a triangular lightly pointed shape with two parallel lines to hint at the nostrils. It’s available in a variety of skin tones and is used to indicate happiness, joy, or excitement—particularly in messages that are positive or uplifting. It is also a good choice for messages that are playful or goofy, although it may be misinterpreted as flirting in professional communications.

Another good use for the nose emoji is to express annoyance or irritation. The clouds of steam that form over the face reflect exasperation and the feeling that one is losing control in a situation. It can be used to show anger in a way that does not resort to vulgarity or profanity, and it works especially well in combination with angry face.

However, the nose emoji is not suitable for workplace use because it can be interpreted as showing insecurity or fear. It also can make people feel threatened and stifled, and it has been shown to increase levels of stress in the workplace. The emoji is best used in personal communications and with people who you trust.

The smiling face with squinting eyes is similar to the happy face, but it shows more exuberance and a sense of elation. It can be a great choice when someone is incredibly excited about something or if you’re trying to convey that you’re pumped up about a project. It can also be used to show that you’re enthusiastic about something, but you’re not so excited that you would want to use flirting face or kissing face.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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