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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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"The new 'smiley' signs are more effective than those they replaced because they show the actual speed of approaching cars.
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It is a good idea to install these smiley speed monitors on internal streets in residential areas.
Smiley is the hero in most of his novels, and his novels are based on his own experiences of working for British intelligence in 1950s and 1960s.
-- Walmart this year brought back its familiar yellow smiley face in advertisements and in-store signage to serve as a reminder of the company's everyday-low prices.
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Lilly, a company that provides health care information on diseases, medicines and treatment both for patients and doctors, has promoted Joshua Smiley as senior vice president, finance and treasurer, it was reported on Tuesday.
First appearing as a smiley face on the Deri mountain, the rest of the letters making up the word "Croeso" were later added by the man dubbed the "Abergavenny Banksy".
Holmes also said he was capping interest on the restitution amount and was not going to levy a fine against Smiley. "It's more important that restitution be paid,'' the judge said.
Golden Age, the third and final volume of Jane Smiley's splendid The Last Hundred Years trilogy, opens during a 1987 family reunion at the Langdon family farm in Iowa.
Gary Smiley, 41, will be on the sex offenders' register for seven years after 55 child abuse images were found on his laptop.