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“👻” meaning: ghost, ghoul Emoji

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👻Meaning and Description

Its rounded form is a spectral white, while the mischievous black eyes and mouth give it an air of friendly mischief. Unique features like the dangling tongue😛 and outstretched arms make it more Casper than Poltergeist.

Ghosts, in one form or another, have been a part of human stories and cultures across the globe for millennia. From spooky tales whispered around campfires to grand ghostly legends in literature and films, these ethereal beings have long embodied the mysteries of the afterlife and the unexplainable.

The emoji 👻 isn't just for telling ghost stories, though. It's a multifaceted character, used to convey a range of emotions and actions, often with a lighthearted tone. It can denote mischief or naughtiness😜, given its impish grin and non-threatening demeanor. Sometimes, this emoji can be used to refer to the slang term "ghosting", where a personal relationship is ended suddenly without explanation by one person withdrawing from all communication with another.

Occasionally, you'll also see it pop up in contexts related to secrecy or hiding something, as if the person or information is 'invisible' like a ghost. In addition, 👻 can be used as a way to express a sense of awe or bewilderment, as though someone has seen a ghost.

💡Extended reading and popular science

The meaning of emoji symbol 👻 is ghost, it is related to creature, face, fairy tale, fantasy, monster, it can be found in emoji category: "😂 Smileys & Emotion" - "💩 face-costume".

Wikipedia: 👻 Ghost
In folklore, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear to the living. In ghostlore, descriptions of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike forms. The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is known as necromancy, or in spiritism as a séance. Other terms associated with it are apparition, haunt, phantom, poltergeist, shade, specter or spectre, spirit, spook, and wraith. The belief in the existence of an afterlife, as well as manifestations of the spirits of the dead, is widespread, dating back to animism or ancestor worship in pre-literate cultures. Certain religious practices—funeral rites, exorcisms, and some practices of spiritualism and ritual magic—are specifically designed to rest the spirits of the dead. Ghosts are generally described as solitary, human-like essences, though stories of ghostly armies and the ghosts of animals rather than humans have also been recounted. They are believed to haunt particular locations, objects, or people they were associated with in life. According to a 2009 study by the Pew Research Center, 18% of Americans say they have seen a ghost.The overwhelming consensus of science is that there is no proof that ghosts exist. Their existence is impossible to falsify, and ghost hunting has been classified as pseudoscience. Despite centuries of investigation, there is no scientific evidence that any location is inhabited by spirits of the dead. Historically, certain toxic and psychoactive plants (such as datura and hyoscyamus niger), whose use has long been associated with necromancy and the underworld, have been shown to contain anticholinergic compounds that are pharmacologically linked to dementia (specifically DLB) as well as histological patterns of neurodegeneration. Recent research has indicated that ghost sightings may be related to degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. Common prescription medication and over-the-counter drugs (such as sleep aids) may also, in rare instances, cause ghost-like hallucinations, particularly zolpidem and diphenhydramine. Older reports linked carbon monoxide poisoning to ghost-like hallucinations.In folklore studies, ghosts fall within the motif index designation E200-E599 ("Ghosts and other revenants"). 🔗 Ghost
🌐: شبح, Kabus, Дух (призрак), ভূত, Přízrak, Spøgelse, Gespenst, Φάντασμα, Fantasma, Kummitus, شبح, Kummitus, Fantôme, רוח רפאים, भूत-प्रेत, Duh (prikaza), Kísértet, Hantu, Fantasma, 亡霊, მოჩვენება, 유령, Vaiduoklis, Spoks, Hantu, သရဲ, Spook, Spøkelse, Duch (spirytyzm), Fantasma, Stafie, Привидение, Duch (prízrak), Duh, Дух (приказа), Spöke, ผี, Hayalet, Привид, Ma, 鬼.

👻Examples and Usage

🔸 There are many works about ghost in the exhibition of Hyakki Yagyō.👻
🔸 People say ghosts haunt that old house👻.

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👻Popularity rating over time

Date Range: 2018-09-23 - 2023-09-10
Update Time: 2023-09-20 17:07:06 UTC
The early popularity of emoji 👻 was very low, almost zero.and in the last five years, the popularity of this emoji has continued to rise.In 2019-08-25, the trend of its popularity rate began to rise.

👻Basic Information

Emoji: 👻
Shortname: ghost
Apple Name: ghost
Known as: Ghoul | Halloween
Codepoint: U+1F47B Copy
Shortcode: :ghost: Copy
Decimal: ALT+128123
Unicode Version: 6.0 (2010-10-11)
Emoji Version: 1.0 (2015-06-09)
Categories: 😂 Smileys & Emotion
Sub Categories: 💩 face-costume
Keywords: creature | face | fairy tale | fantasy | ghost | monster

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