AskDefine | Define exclamation

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1 an abrupt excited utterance; "she gave an exclamation of delight"; "there was much exclaiming over it" [syn: exclaiming]
2 a loud complaint or protest or reproach
3 an exclamatory rhetorical device; "O tempore! O mores" [syn: ecphonesis]

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  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 [!]; -- called also exclamation point.


A loud calling or crying out; outcry
A word expressing outcry
  • Finnish: huudahdus
  • Italian: esclamazione
A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked
  • Italian: punto esclamativo

Extensive Definition

Exclamation may refer to:
exclamation in Dutch: Exclamatie

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