A whitish-gray, cartoon-styled human skull with large, black eye sockets. Commonly expresses figurative death, e.g., dying from extreme laughter, frustration, or affection.
Popular around Halloween. Not to be confused with ☠️ Skull and Crossbones, though their applications may overlap.
Available as an Apple Animoji.
Skull was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010
and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.