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ɪkˈskleɪmex·claim

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shoutverb

    utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy

    "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"

  2. proclaim, exclaim, promulgateverb

    state or announce

    "`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed"; "The King will proclaim an amnesty"

Wiktionary

  1. exclaimnoun

    Exclamation; outcry, clamor.

    Etymology: From exclamer, from exclamare, from ex- + clamare.

  2. exclaimverb

    To cry out suddenly, from some strong emotion.

    Etymology: From exclamer, from exclamare, from ex- + clamare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exclaim

    to cry out from earnestness or passion; to utter with vehemence; to call out or declare loudly; to protest vehemently; to vociferate; to shout; as, to exclaim against oppression with wonder or astonishment; "The field is won!" he exclaimed

    Etymology: [L. exclamare, exclamatum; ex + clamare to cry out; cf. OF. exclamer. See Clam.]

  2. Exclaimnoun

    outcry; clamor

    Etymology: [L. exclamare, exclamatum; ex + clamare to cry out; cf. OF. exclamer. See Clam.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exclaim

    eks-klām′, v.i. to cry out: to utter or speak vehemently.—n. an exclamation, outcry.—n. Exclamā′tion, vehement utterance: outcry: an uttered expression of surprise, and the like: the mark expressing this (!): an interjection.—adjs. Exclam′ative, Exclam′atory, containing or expressing exclamation. [Fr. exclamer—L. exclamāre, -ātumex, out, clamāre, to shout.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'exclaim' in Verbs Frequency: #1049

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exclaim in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exclaim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of exclaim in a Sentence

  1. Scott Goss:

    One day mankind will create a telescope so powerful that we can peer so far into the heavens that we will find ourselves looking up our own ass. We will turn to one another and exclaim, aliens? And they will say no assholes there are no aliens just assholes.

  2. The wise Pharoah Moe:

    You urge time when you are expecting your salary, you urge time when you want to meet your beloved, you urge time when you wish to see your children grow up. And when time is urged, you astonishly exclaim! Maybe this is the true theory of relativity..

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    the verbal act of urging on
    • A. volubility
    • B. macron
    • C. instigation
    • D. nidus

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