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An example use of smiley in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… brings you know smiley faces we're not …”
A smiley is a type of emoticon that typically has a round face with a wide grin.
the word smiley occurs in english on average 3.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that smiley can be often used in the following areas:
1) leisure and entertainment;
2) people, society, and culture;