Four Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk ✢

U+2722
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Symbol Meaning

Four-pointed star U+2722 has four teardrop-shaped spikes of the same length. The symbol looks like an equilateral cross or a basic snowflake. It is used for decorating texts, creating ornaments, and embellishing titles, nicknames, footnotes.

The symbol is drawn with a black line. The image is general, it doesn't have any details. Unicode has other similar symbols, such as this heavy eight-tipped star with similar spikes or a four-pointed star with balls instead of teardrop-like elements .

The symbol “Four Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk” is included in the “Stars and asterisks” subblock of the “Dingbats” block and was approved as part of Unicode version 1.1 in 1993.

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Unicode Name Four Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk
Unicode Number
HTML Code
CSS Code
Unicode Block Dingbats
Unicode Subblock Stars and asterisks
Unicode Version 1.1 (1993)
Version 1.1
Block Dingbats
Type of paired mirror bracket (bidi) None
Composition Exclusion No
Case change 2722
Simple case change 2722
Grapheme_Base +
age 1.1
scripts Common
Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 E2 9C A2 226 156 162 14851234 11100010 10011100 10100010
UTF-16BE 27 22 39 34 10018 00100111 00100010
UTF-16LE 22 27 34 39 8743 00100010 00100111
UTF-32BE 00 00 27 22 0 0 39 34 10018 00000000 00000000 00100111 00100010
UTF-32LE 22 27 00 00 34 39 0 0 572981248 00100010 00100111 00000000 00000000
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