What Does 3 dots (…) Mean In Texting? (Explained With Examples)

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So, you want to know what 3 dots (…) means in texting? Alright, just read this article and you will get your answer! We’re going to explain what it means and provide you with some examples of how to use it…

What does 3 dots (…) Mean in Texting?

Basically, 3 dots (…), or ellipsis, in texting can mean many things, but most commonly they represent silence!

That’s right when someone sends you 3 dots, it means that they don’t know what to say. Something you said or did left them speechless, and they are possibly mad at you.

The silence can also be a reply to something stupid you said, or can be a sign of disbelief.

Alternative Meanings

It can also mean a few other things, but it would be rare to see them used this way…

  • Impatience
  • Frustration

Examples of 3 dots (…) in Text Slang

Example 1

  • James – Sorry I forgot to pick you up last night.
  • Mia – …

Example 2

  • Carla – …
  • Stella  – What, are you mad at me now?

Example 3

  • Patrick – Hey, can we reschedule our date? My basketball game is tonight.
  • Laura – …

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