🥹 Face Holding Back Tears

Emoji Meaning

A yellow face with tears welling up at the bottom of its two large eyes.

May be used to express a range of emotions including sadness, anger, embarrassment, admiration, and gratitude. 

🥲 Smiling Face with Tear and 🥺 Pleading Face can be used in some similar contexts.

Face Holding Back Tears was approved as part of Unicode 14.0 in 2021 and added to Emoji 14.0 in 2021.

🚩 Approved in September 2021 as part of Emoji 14.0. Now available across all major emoji platforms.

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See also



  • Face Holding Back Tears Emoji Proposal: L2/20-064