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Meaning of exclamation by Wiktionary Dictionary

exclamation


    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

    Noun

    exclamation ( plural: exclamations )

    1. A loud calling or crying out; outcry; loud or emphatic utterance; vehement vociferation; clamor; that which is cried out, as an expression of feeling; sudden expression of sound or words indicative of emotion, as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc .
    2. A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief .
    3. A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; – also called an exclamation point .

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    External links

    • exclamation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • exclamation in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

    Anagrams

    • Coatlán Mixe


Explanation of exclamation by Wordnet Dictionary

exclamation


    Noun
    1. an exclamatory rhetorical device

    2. an abrupt excited utterance

    3. she gave an exclamation of delight
    4. a loud complaint or protest or reproach



    Definition of exclamation by GCIDE Dictionary

    exclamation


    1. Exclamation n. [L. exclamatio: cf. F. exclamation.]
      1. A loud calling or crying out; outcry; loud or emphatic utterance; vehement vociferation; clamor; that which is cried out, as an expression of feeling; sudden expression of sound or words indicative of emotion, as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc.

      Exclamations against abuses in the church. Hooker.

      Thus will I drown your exclamations. Shak.

      A festive exclamation not unsuited to the occasion. Trench.

      2. ( Rhet. ) A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief.

      3. ( Print. ) A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; -- called also exclamation point.