Face With Open Eyes and Hand Over Mouth


Disbelief, Shock, Awe, Aghast, Death, Discomfort, Amazement, Embarrassed, In Big Trouble, Shook

Meaning: An emoji describing a round yellow face with wide blank eyes and a yellow hand covering the mouth that’s below those eyes.

The Face With Open Eyes and Hand Over Mouth emoji face is the “surprised and/or shocked variant” of the 🤭 Face With Hand Over Mouth. In the sense, it’s not as warm. The eyes do the talking. The present emoji conveys bewilderment, horror, disbelief, and embarrassment.

🚨 Please Note: This is an upcoming emoji currently in draft status. It is not available on any device as of yet. This emoji is expected to be released as part of the Unicode 14.0 in the year 2022.

How and When to Use the Face With Open Eyes and Hand Over Mouth Emoji

  • If you’re physically covering your mouth with your hand and leaving your eyes open, chances are that you witnessed something embarrassing, shocking, disgusting, or even downright unexpected.
  • Similarly, if you encountered something like that online and you’re now responding to it via text messages or comments, use this emoji.
  • If someone sent or said something that made you go Oh no, this is the emoji you should be replying with.
  • The open eyes here are what draws the line. The bottom line. This emoji takes it from there. What we mean is, this emoji is aptest for contexts that aren’t nice, warm, and fuzzy. But rather uncomfortable.
  • If you’re responding to a death (fictional or non-fictional), you may use this emoji. However, the virtual atmosphere ought to be casual and not super serious because then this emoji would be the worst thing to send

Other Names

  • Shocked Face
  • Face Covering Mouth
  • Face in Awe
  • Bewilderment
  • Unexpected/Disbelief
  • Oh No! Face
  • Horrified Face
  • Shaken Up

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