Definitions for exclamation
ˌɛk skləˈmeɪ ʃənex·cla·ma·tion
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word exclamation.
an abrupt excited utterance
"she gave an exclamation of delight"; "there was much exclaiming over it"
a loud complaint or protest or reproach
an exclamatory rhetorical device
"O tempore! O mores"
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.
A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief.
A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; – also called an exclamation point.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: exclamatio, Latin.
The ears of the people are continually beaten with exclamations against abuses in the church. Richard Hooker, Dedication.
Either be patient, and intreat me fair,
Or with the clamorous report of war
Thus will I drown your exclamations. William Shakespeare, Richard III.
O Musidorus! Musidorus! but what serve exclamations, where there are no ears to receive the sound? Philip Sidney, b. ii.
An exclamation is an emphatic utterance, the articulate expression of an affect.
An exclamation is a sudden cry or remark, often expressing surprise, anger, or excitement. In written language, it is often followed by an exclamation mark. It can also refer to a sentence type in English that is used to express strong emotion or command.
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
a word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief
a mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; -- called also exclamation point
Etymology: [L. exclamatio: cf. F. exclamation.]
The numerical value of exclamation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of exclamation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Republicans, I think, see this as an opportunity to put an exclamation mark on what happened on Nov. 4.
I write music with an exclamation point
Ethelberta breathed a sort of exclamation, not right out, but stealthily, like a parson's damn.
A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That's basic spelling that every woman ought to know.
No candidate has really stumbled yet, but I would have to say that Jeb Bush's appearance on the debut of ‘Colbert’ was a missed opportunity, he seemed stuck a bit too much in ‘campaign’ mode and probably could have taken more opportunities at humor, like when Colbert made fun of the exclamation point on his logo.
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- علامة تعجبArabic
- удивителна, възклицаниеBulgarian
- Ausruf, ExklamationGerman
- θαυμαστικό, αναφώνηση, επιφώνημαGreek
- huudahdus, parahdusFinnish
- esclamazione, punto esclamativoItalian
- ponto de exclamação, exclamaçãoPortuguese
- exclamație, exclamareRomanian
- interjektion, utrop, utropsteckenSwedish
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