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Emoji Meaning

This emoji is often used to symbolize brilliance, charisma, or something special or impressive. It can also represent magic or miracles.

Meaning and explanation


The ✨ emoji represents three small stars shining in a cloud, similar to sparks or glitter. They are usually depicted in yellow or gold and are often referred to as "sparks" or "glitter".


The glitter emoji is often used to describe something as sparkly, shiny, outstanding or special. It can also be used to represent wonder, magic, excitement, positivity, or energy. It can also be used to symbolize some sort of "magical" or exceptional quality, especially related to beauty or talent.


The glitter emoji was introduced in 2010 as part of Unicode 6.0.

It was designed to be a universal symbol of sparkle and wonder found in many cultures.

How to use

This emoji can be used in a variety of contexts. Here are a few examples:

To represent something as sparkly or shiny: "I love your new jewelry! ✨"
To indicate something special or outstanding: "What a stunning look! ✨"
To symbolize wonder, magic, or an enchanting quality: "A magical night under the stars. ✨"


Compared to similar emoji such as 𯌟 (shining star) or ⭐ (star), which are often used to signify something positive or excellent, the glitter emoji can be used more to convey an added sense of wonder, magic or "sparkle". While the 🎇 (fireworks) emoji is often used to represent celebrations or special occasions, the glitter emoji can be used in a wider range of contexts to symbolize anything from special beauty to excellence. The 💫 (dizzy) emoji has a similar appearance but a very different meaning and is often used to represent dizziness or confusion.

Other names

The emoji is also known by the following names.

  • Glitter
  • Shiny

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Emotional Classification

First, we take a look at the basic emotion, the core of the emoji's nature. Then we will look at the secondary emotions that the emoji can evoke in us.

Basic Emotions
  • Surprise
  • Joy
Secondary Emotions
  • glad
  • pleased
  • amazed

Examples and how to use

In this section, we examine the emotional impact of emojis. We will use examples to show how emojis can evoke different emotions in the reader depending on the context.

Basic emotion example

His arrogant look as if he had stars in his eyes! ✨🙄

Associated feelings
  • angry
  • annoyed
  • disapproving

Basic emotion example

Looking forward to the party tonight! ✨

Associated feelings
  • optimistic
  • glad
  • enthusiastic

Basic emotion example

The car looks like new after the cleaning. 🚗✨

Associated feelings
  • attentive
  • amazed
  • clear
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Keywords*twinkling stars, stars
Unicode-Version Unicode 6.0
Emoji-Version Emoji 1.0