What does exclamation mean?

Definitions for exclamation
ˌɛk skləˈmeɪ ʃənex·cla·ma·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exclamation, exclaimingnoun

    an abrupt excited utterance

    "she gave an exclamation of delight"; "there was much exclaiming over it"

  2. exclamationnoun

    a loud complaint or protest or reproach

  3. ecphonesis, exclamationnoun

    an exclamatory rhetorical device

    "O tempore! O mores"

Wiktionary

  1. exclamationnoun

    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.

  2. exclamationnoun

    A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief.

  3. exclamationnoun

    A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; – also called an exclamation point.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Exclamationnoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exclamationnoun

    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

  2. Exclamationnoun

    a word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief

  3. Exclamationnoun

    a mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; -- called also exclamation point

  4. Etymology: [L. exclamatio: cf. F. exclamation.]

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  1. Coatlán Mixe

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exclamation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exclamation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of exclamation in a Sentence

  1. Mistinguett:

    A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That's basic spelling that every woman ought to know.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    I'm Jeb, exclamation point, i'm proud to be a Bush.

  3. Taylor Swift:

    He's so cool, getting that phone call, like 'Hey, would you like to go and play with the Rolling Stones?' Yes. That's an immediate yes. That is a bold, underline, exclamation point, yes.

  4. Anthony Leiserowitz:

    We are far closer to taking climate change seriously, because for the first time one of our major political parties... now sees climate change as one of the absolute top issues, that simply was not the case 12 months ago. Period, bold, underlined, exclamation point. That will have consequences.

  5. Ted Johnson:

    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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