How Do You Make a Crying Symbol on a Keyboard?

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Use the shift key to insert a colon and the star-like asterisk symbol. These three characters together make the crying symbol. Keyboard characters can create various faces.

  1. Insert the eyes

    The first character in the crying symbol is the colon. Press the shift key and the key containing the semi colon and colon. The colon represent the eyes.

  2. Insert the tear

    The tear is made by holding the shift key while pressing the number eight to display the asterisk symbol.

  3. Insert the frown

    To complete the crying symbol, press and hold the shift key while pressing down the number nine. This left parenthesis creates the frown to show that the face is sad.