What Does ANIMOJI Mean? (Using ANIMOJI Online)

ANIMOJI means "Animated Emoji."

ANIMOJIs are customized animated emojis that use a user's own voice and facial expressions. They first appeared on the premium versions of the iPhone X, which was released in November 2017. Using the phone's 3D sensor and front-facing camera, users can create moving and talking versions of their favourite emojis which mimic their own expressions, including dogs that sing, monkeys that smile and piles of poop that squint!

Only twelve ANIMOJIs were available on first release. They were: alien, cat, chicken, dog, fox, monkey, panda, pig, poop, rabbit, robot and unicorn. iPhone ANIMOJOs were originally restricted to just 10 seconds in duration, but they can also be converted into stickers and pasted into messages.

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When I write ANIMOJI, I mean this:

meaning of ANIMOJI

ANIMOJIs first emerged with the iPhone X.

Summary of Key Points

"Animated Emoji" is the most common definition for ANIMOJI on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Animated Emoji
Guessability:guessability level 1

1: Easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Examples of ANIMOJI in Sentences

Here are examples of ANIMOJI being used in conversations:
  • Tom: Did you get my message about the wedding?.
  • Sean: Yes, thanks. But I'm not sure that a singing poop ANIMOJI is really appropriate for a wedding invitation.
  • Boss: You're fired!
  • Nick: I only wish I could show you how much I care, but you can't flip the bird with an ANIMOJI.

An Academic Look at ANIMOJI

ANIMOJI is a syllabic abbreviation, which is an abbreviation formed from the initial syllables of multiple words (here, Animated and Emoji). Other examples of syllabic abbreviations are INTERPOL (from International Police) and DADBOD (from Dad and Body).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the iPhone X was released, we would have just said "Animated Emoji" instead of using ANIMOJI.

Example of ANIMOJI Used in a Text

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