- A loud calling or crying out, for example as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc.
- 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter VII, in Francesca Carrara. […], volume III, London: Richard Bentley, […], (successor to Henry Colburn), →OCLC, page 45:
- "And now, my dearest Lucy, collect yourself, for all depends upon our own resources." Such were the whispered exclamations with which Francesca cheered her trembling companion, whose courage was not heightened by the darkness and stillness around them as they proceeded on their hazardous enterprise.
- A word expressing outcry; an interjection
- An exclamation mark
- Synonym: exclamation point
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Related terms Edit
loud calling or crying out; outcry
word expressing outcry
exclamation mark — see exclamation mark
Further reading Edit
- “exclamation”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “exclamation”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
exclamation f (plural exclamations)
- exclamation (cry of joy)