A yellow face with big teary eyes and a slightly open mouth. The tears are at the bottom of the eyes and ready to fall or become a tear flow. Design is similar to 🥺 Pleading Face and 🥲 Smiling Face which could also be used in a similar context. Can be used to indicate a range of emotions including pride, gratitude, sadness, anger, and fear.
Face Holding Back Tears emoji was added to Emoji 14.0 in 2021.
A holding back tears emoji rather than depicting a face whose tears have fully erupted. Conveys the struggle to not cry and hold the 💧 tears. People nearly cry at funerals, confronting someone important to them, at sad movies, or when they are proud of someone.