๐Ÿฅน 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. 

๐Ÿฅฒ Smiling Face with Tear and ๐Ÿฅบ 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.

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๐Ÿšฉ Approved in September 2021 as part of Emoji 14.0. Now available on iOS 15.4Android 12LTwitter, and Facebook. Coming soon to Windows 11.


See also



  • ๐Ÿฅน Face Holding Back Tears Emoji Proposal: L2/20-064