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” meaning: pause button, pause Emoji

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  • 10+

    Windows Minimum display requirements

Meaning and Description

The "Pause Button" emoji , is a symbol that's all about taking a momentary break. It is designed as two vertical parallel bars, a universally recognized representation for 'pause' on media players, and apt for various contexts, especially when indicating a halt or temporary stop.

In many contexts, especially those related to music, videos, or technology, the emoji signifies the action of pausing playback. Whether you're talking about pausing a song, halting a movie, or simply wanting someone to shut up🤐, the pause emoji is a suitable choice.

On social media platforms, the emoji often represents a break or a moment of reflection. It might appear in a post about someone taking a brief respite from their busy day, symbolizing their need for a short break. Or, it could be used in a tweet about pausing to think or reflect on a particular topic or event.

💡Extended reading and popular science

The meaning of emoji symbol is pause button, it is related to bar, double, pause, vertical, it can be found in emoji category: "🛑 Symbols" - "⏏️ av-symbol".

The current is a basic Emoji without variant symbols, and there are two Emoji variation sequences corresponding to it: ⏸️ (emoji style, displaying colorful symbols on most new platforms) and ⏸︎ (text style, displaying black and white symbols on some old platforms).

🔸 (23F8) There is no Emoji version of this Unicode character, which means that on most mobile phones or computer systems, the character can only be displayed in black and white character style, but in a few good compatibility platforms, it can still display color picture style. The Unicode organization does not yet recommend its use as a universal emoji symbol.

(23F8) - unqualified Emoji, See also: ⏸️ (23F8 FE0F) - fully-qualified Emoji.

Wikipedia: Media control symbols
In digital electronics, analogue electronics and entertainment, the user interface of media may include media controls or player controls, to enact and change or adjust the process of watching film or listening to audio. These widely known symbols can be found in a multitude of software products, exemplifying what is known as dominant design. 🔗 Media control symbols
🌐: Controlli di riproduzione, 録音録画再生機器のボタン, Lijst van symbolen op audio- en videoapparatuur.

Examples and Usage

🔸 Let’s stop for a moment, . I have an important news to announce.
🔸 He paused and listened for an answer.

🔸 (23F8) + emoji style (FE0F) = ⏸️ (23F8 FE0F)
🔸 (23F8) + text style (FE0E) = ⏸︎ (23F8 FE0E)

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Basic Information

Shortname: pause button
Known as: Pause
Codepoint: U+23F8 Copy
Decimal: ALT+9208
Unicode Version: 7.0 (2014-06-16)
Emoji Version: None
Categories: 🛑 Symbols
Sub Categories: ⏏️ av-symbol
Keywords: bar | double | pause | pause button | vertical

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More Languages

Language Short Name & Link
Chinese, Simplified 暂停按钮
Chinese, Traditional 暫停
Spanish pausa
Japanese 一時停止ボタン
Italian pulsante pausa
Russian пауза
Korean 일시 정지 버튼
Thai ปุ่มหยุุดชั่วคราว
Turkish duraklatma düğmesi
Portuguese, International botão pausar