๐Ÿ™Š Speak-No-Evil Monkey

Emoji Meaning

The speak no evil monkey, called Iwazaru (Japanese for “say not”), one of the Three Wise Monkeys. Depicted as the brown ๐Ÿต Monkey Face with hands covering its mouth.

The Three Wise Monkeys represent the proverb see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, frequently interpreted as a call for discretion or willful ignorance.

Often used as a playful way to convey I can’t believe what I just said!, express a mischievous Oops!, or communicate a secret-keeping I won’t say a word. May be used to similar effect as ๐Ÿคญ Face With Hand Over Mouth or ๐Ÿค Zipper Mouth.

See also ๐Ÿ™ˆ See-No-Evil Monkey and ๐Ÿ™‰ Hear-No-Evil Monkey.

This emoji is considered racist in some contexts, particularly when used to disparage, insult, and abuse people with dark skin, especially Black people.

Speak-No-Evil Monkey was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

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Also Known As

  • ๐Ÿ™Š Iwazaru
  • ๐Ÿ™Š Monkey Covering Mouth
  • ๐Ÿ™Š Noย Speaking

Apple Name

๐Ÿ™Š Speak-No-Evil Monkey



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