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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"


  1. exclaimnoun

    Exclamation; outcry, clamor.

  2. exclaimverb

    To cry out suddenly, from some strong emotion.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Exclaimnoun

    Clamour; outcry. Now disused.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Alas, the part I had in Glo’ster’s blood
    Doth more solicit me than your exclaims,
    To stir against the butchers of his life. William Shakespeare, Richard II.

  2. To EXCLAIMverb

    Etymology: exclamo, Latin.

    This ring,
    Which, when you part from, lose, or give away,
    Let it presage the ruin of your love,
    And be my ’vantage to exclaim on you. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.

    Those who exclaim against all foreign tyranny, do, to this intestine usurper, make an entire dedition of themselves. Decay of Piety.

    The most insupportable of tyrants exclaim against the exercise of arbitrary power. Roger L'Estrange.

    Is Cade the son of Henry the fifth,
    That thus you do exclaim you’ll go with him? William Shakespeare, H. VI.


  1. exclaim

    Exclaim! is a Canadian music and entertainment publisher based in Toronto, which features in-depth coverage of new music across all genres with a special focus on Canadian and emerging artists. The monthly Exclaim! print magazine publishes 7 issues per year, distributing over 103,000 copies to over 2,600 locations across Canada. The magazine has an average of 361,200 monthly readers and their website, exclaim.ca, has an average of 675,000 unique visitors a month.


  1. exclaim

    To exclaim is to cry out or speak suddenly and passionately, often in surprise, anger, or strong emotion. It generally involves raising one's voice or using an exclamatory expression.

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

  2. Exclaimnoun

    outcry; clamor

  3. 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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  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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