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1. adjective Having or tending to have a large, happy grin. You've gotten very smiley all of a sudden. Find out some good news? You were always such a smiley baby, whereas your brother did nothing but cry and scream.
2. noun A term of address for someone who is smiling broadly or happily. Hey, smiley, you need to have a neutral expression for your passport photo. Hey there, smiley! What's got you in such a good mood?
3. noun An emoji or emoticon of a smiling face; a smiley face. My boyfriend's text messages are usually full of exclamation points and smileys, but they've suddenly become very serious and terse. I hope everything is all right. I would really discourage putting a smiley in a professional email, Jake.


and smiler and smiley
n. a drink of liquor; liquor. Come over and join me for a smiley.


See smile


1. n. a circular, smiling yellow face. (The face appears in many forms: stick-on labels, pin-on buttons, hand-drawn, etc. It is possible to re-create the smiling face on any keyboard through the use of the punctuation symbols, as with :) or :-). All computer Smileys and their variants appear sideways. A major variant is the Unsmiley, which is basically :( or :-(. The following faces are a sample of the variants that can be seen in computer forum or news group messages and informal typewritten or word processed notes. This type of symbol is called an emoticon because it is intended to show emotion in what is otherwise a rather cold medium of communication. The typical use is to show that the writer is just joking or writing in good, well-intentioned spirits. Recently, more complex graphics have allowed actual smiley face versions of many of these variants to be inserted into the text. The following Smileys are separated by slashes, and an equal sign separates the actual Smiley from its explanation.) :-] = Squarejaw Smiley / :-o = Singing Smiley; Shocked Smiley; Surprised Smiley / :-( = Sad Smiley / :-) = Happy Smiley / : -=) = Smiley with a Big Mustache / :-)’ = Drooling Smiley; Smoking Smiley / :-)8 = Smiley Wearing a Bow Tie / :-D = Big-mouth Smiley / :-# = Smiley with Sealed Lips / :-* = Pursed-lips Smiley; Shocked Smiley / :-s = Twisted-mouth Smiley (after hearing or saying something strange) / :-“ = Smiley with Walrus Mustache / :-| = Smiley Making Dull Response; “Have-a-dull-day” Smiley / :-> = Wry-faced Smiley / :-0 = Loudmouth Smiley; Big-mouth Smiley / :-x = Sealed-lips Smiley / :-Q = Smoking Smiley; Drooling Smiley / :> = Midget Smiley / ;-) = Winking Smiley / (-) = Smiley Needing a Haircut / “:-) Smiley with its Hair Parted in the Middle / +:-) Smiley Priest / *-( = Smiley Cyclops, Poked in the Eye / *:o) Bozo Smiley / <:I = Dunce Smiley / @-) = Cyclops Smiley / @:I = Smiley Wearing a Turban / |-) = Gleeful Smiley / |-| = Sleeping Smiley; Bored Smiley / 0-) = Smiley Wearing a Scuba Mask / 8-) = Smiley in Glasses / 8:-) A Smiley with Glasses on its Forehead / B-) = Smiley Wearing Horn-rim Glasses / o-) = Cyclops Smiley / [:-) = Smiley Happily Listening to a Walkman / [:|] = Robot Smiley; Squarejaw Smiley Listening to a Walkman.
2. Go to smile.
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Taylor emphasized that Smiley had served on numerous boards of directors, often with access to their bank accounts, yet never stole or "even had a temptation to do so.
During his interview on ABC's "Good Morning America," Smiley alleged that PBS made a huge mistake for suspending him.
People tend to assume that a smiley is a virtual smile, but the findings of this study show that in the case of the workplace, at least as far as initial 'encounters' are concerned, this is incorrect," Dr Glikson advised.
I can see it from my bedroom window - the smiley was a bit later appearing this year and I woke up, opened my bedroom curtains and saw it.
Smiley pleaded guilty in August to a single count of bank fraud after defrauding 23 Arkansas banks out of $5.
But it was a desire to serve the public in a deep and meaningful way--"My whole career track at that point was to become an elected official," he says--and not hobnob with celebrities that, in 1996, pushed Smiley, who is receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 24, to pen "Hard Left: Straight Talk about the Wrongs of the Right," a book that worked like a karate chop on conservatives, took note of Democratic Party shortcomings and issued a political call to action.
Spontaneous smiley photos that appear on the website earn $1 for the surgeries.
KATY Perry and Russell Brand, after only 14 months of marriage, have made their divorce official by signing on the dotted line - and Katy did it with a smiley face - a drawn smiley face that is.
Tavis Smiley grew up sharing a three-bedroom trailer in rural Indiana with nine younger siblings, his parents and his grandmother.
MARTIN KILSON, professor emeritus of government at Harvard University, weighed in on ADAM SERWER's piece ("The President's Frenemies") about the black activist tradition being revitalized by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West: "Serwer makes clear that while in empirical terms the Smiley-West duo's approach to politics reflects 'the perennial pitfall of lefty reforms,' he nonetheless is fair-minded in remarking that both Smiley and West genuinely endeavor to revitalize the Reverend Martin Luther King's variant of black folks' prophetic-activist mobilization tradition.
NO one knows exactly when they locked up Smiley, but it appears he's breaking out.
So when I heard the news that another actor has been cast to bring George Smiley back in from the cold, I felt a distinct chill.
THE angry family of reggae star Smiley Culture are demanding police explain how he died as his house was being raided.
The iconic global brand, "The Smiley Company" is all set to make its debut in the region with high-street fashion brand Splash.