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” meaning: skull and crossbones Emoji

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Meaning and Description

This emoji is a classic representation of danger, risk, and the concept of death. Its design is simple yet striking, featuring a white skull💀 with hollow black eyes and nose, set against a pair of crossed bones.

This symbol originated from the Late Middle Ages as a symbol of death and especially as a memento on tombstones. In the 18th century, it became associated with piracy, thanks to its use on pirate flags🏴‍☠ to intimidate their targets. Today, it's a universal symbol for danger⚠️ and can be seen on hazardous substances to indicate poison.

In the world of emojis, carries over these traditional meanings. It is usually related to an extreme sense of danger, fear, or death. It can be used to show that something is very risky, harmful, or fatal, or that someone is very sick, injured, or dead.

Due to its similarity in appearance to 💀, is also used to express the concept of "dying of laughter," similar to the popular phrase "I'm dead" or "I'm dying," used when something is extremely funny. In the context of video games🎮️ or fantasy narratives, usually signify defeat or the concept of "game over."

💡Extended reading and popular science

The meaning of emoji symbol is skull and crossbones, it is related to crossbones, death, face, monster, skull, it can be found in emoji category: "😂 Smileys & Emotion" - "😠 Negative Face".

🔸 (2620) 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.

(2620) - unqualified Emoji, See also: ☠️ (2620 FE0F) - fully-qualified Emoji.

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).
Wikipedia: Skull and crossbones (symbol)
A skull and crossbones or death's head is a symbol consisting of a human skull and two long bones crossed together under or behind the skull. The design originates in the Late Middle Ages as a symbol of death and especially as a memento mori on tombstones. In modern contexts, it is generally used as a hazard symbol that warns of danger, usually in regard to poisonous substances, such as deadly chemicals. 🔗 Skull and crossbones (symbol)
🌐: جمجمة وعظمتان متقاطعتان (رمز), Череп и кости, سمبل جمجمه و استخوان, Tête de mort, Halálfej, Tengkorak dan tulang silang (simbol), Teschio e tibie incrociate, 髑髏と骨, Kaukolė ir sukryžiuoti kaulai, Doodshoofd (symbool), Dødningehode, Caveira sobre ossos cruzados, กะโหลกไขว้, Đầu lâu xương chéo, 骷髏畫.

Examples and Usage

🔸 Recently I want to try the Gothic style 🖤.
🔸 Have you seen "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride👰"?

🔸 (2620) + emoji style (FE0F) = ☠️ (2620 FE0F)
🔸 (2620) + text style (FE0E) = ☠︎ (2620 FE0E)

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Popularity rating over time

Date Range: 2018-12-02 - 2023-11-26
Update Time: 2023-11-30 17:26:20 UTC
and in the last five years, the popularity of this emoji has shown a U-shaped rising.In 2018 and 2019, the trend of its popularity converge.

Basic Information

Shortname: skull and crossbones
Codepoint: U+2620 Copy
Decimal: ALT+9760
Unicode Version: 1.1 (1993-06)
Emoji Version: None
Categories: 😂 Smileys & Emotion
Sub Categories: 😠 Negative Face
Keywords: crossbones | death | face | monster | skull | skull and crossbones

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