Emoji Breakdown: The Definition Behind Each Emoticon

9. Folded Hands Emoji


This emoji can go one of two ways. In Japanese culture, where emojis originated, the folded hands are a sign of gratitude and can be used to respectfully thank someone. When emojis hot big the the states, many Americans have adopted this emoji as a symbol for prayer, as it looks a lot like  a pair of praying hands.  It is acceptable to use this emoji either way.

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