The emoji commonly known as ‘Face with Tears of Joy’, has been announced as Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015.

For the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph: ?.

Emojis (the plural can be either emoji or emojis) have been around since the late 1990s, but 2015 saw their use, and use of the word emoji, increase hugely.

? was chosen because it was the most used emoji globally in 2015.