Is there a specific term for sentences written with symbols or emoji only instead of words? An example would be a string of emoji on a facebook comment of a post.

  • Perhaps a neo-rebus?
    – bib
    Jun 13 '16 at 20:52
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    how about semiotical diarrhea?
    – user180089
    Jun 13 '16 at 20:55
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    I'd use "unintelligible", if I knew how to spell it.
    – Hot Licks
    Jun 13 '16 at 21:55

Not exact but close enough,see ideography.


The use of ideograms (see definition) or logograms (see definition) to express ideas.



A pictorial symbol for a word or phrase. Pictographs were used as the earliest known form of writing, examples having been discovered in Egypt and Mesopotamia from before 3000 BC.

Note: The answer given by @vickyace is still technically correct as pictograms, or pictographs, are a form of ideographs/ideograms.

  • The blurb of Book from the Ground, composed entirely in emoticons and punctuation, reads: "Xu Bing spent seven years gathering materials, experimenting, revising, and arranging thousands of pictograms to construct this narrative." books.google.com/books/about/…
    – Hseldom
    Jun 14 '16 at 3:27

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