The skull emoji is quite a versatile emoji with multiple different meanings depending on the context. It looks like the top portion of a human skull, rarely with the lower jaw connected or visible, and almost always a grey or light blue color. It is similar to the skull and crossbones emoji, and the two have interchangeable uses. At its most basic level, it represents death, though usually idiomatically rather than literally. For instance: “I feel like death 💀” when somebody feels very ill, particularly, though not exclusively, due to a hangover. It can also be used in the sense of “kill me”, after someone has done something particularly embarrassing. It is frequently found with the other “scary” emojis come Halloween time!
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Often, it's a way to convey intense reactions. Imagine reading something hilariously funny online, so amusing that you "die laughing." That's where the Skull emoji fits perfectly. "That meme had me 💀" or "Your joke made me 💀" are common usages.
Then there's the drama of life's ups and downs. If a girl has had a long day and feels extremely tired, the Skull emoji can communicate that she's "dead tired." It's more theatrical than just saying she's sleepy.
However, it's not all fun and games. Sometimes the Skull emoji has a serious undertone. If a girl is referring to something that's "dead" or over, like a trend, she might use the 💀 to indicate its demise.
Skull may look different on every device. In the above images you can view how Skull emoji appears on different devices. Emoji of Skull can be used on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many other platforms and OS. Some devices may show a blank box or X instead of Skull emoji as every device doesn't support each one of the emoji.
This emoji was first introduced in Unicode 6.0 in October, 2010 which was followed by addition to Emoji 1.0 in August, 2015. Skull emoji appeared on iOS 5.0, Android 4.3, EmojiOne 1.0 for the first time.
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