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exclamation mark (plural exclamation marks)

  1. The punctuation mark!” (generally used to denote excitement, surprise or shock).
    • 2006 Feb. 3, Graham Linehan, The IT Crowd, Season 1, Episode 2:
      Subject: Fire... Dear Sir-stroke-Madam: Fire. Exclamation mark. Fire. Exclamation mark. Help me. Exclamation mark. 123 Carendon Road. Looking forward to hearing from you. All the best, Maurice Moss.
    • 2021, Claire Cock-Starkey, Hyphens & Hashtags, Bodleian Library, page 40:
      Traditionally, the exclamation mark has been used sparingly, especially in formal writing.
    The excessive use of exclamation marks devalues their effect, but is typical of concise genres such as cartoons, not reference works!

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