exclamation


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ex·cla·ma·tion

 (ĕk′sklə-mā′shən)
n.
1. An abrupt, forceful utterance: an exclamation of delight.
2. An outcry, as of protest.
3. Grammar An interjection.

exclamation

(ˌɛkskləˈmeɪʃən)
n
1. an abrupt, emphatic, or excited cry or utterance; interjection; ejaculation
2. the act of exclaiming
ˌexclaˈmational adj

ex•cla•ma•tion

(ˌɛk skləˈmeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of exclaiming; outcry; loud complaint or protest.
2. an interjection.
[1350–1400; < Latin]

exclamation

A sudden cry or statement.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exclamation - an abrupt excited utteranceexclamation - an abrupt excited utterance; "she gave an exclamation of delight"; "there was much exclaiming over it"
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
dickens, deuce, devil - a word used in exclamations of confusion; "what the devil"; "the deuce with it"; "the dickens you say"
ejaculation, interjection - an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion
expostulation - an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof
2.exclamation - a loud complaint or protest or reproach
complaint - (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow
3.exclamation - an exclamatory rhetorical deviceexclamation - an exclamatory rhetorical device; "O tempore! O mores"
rhetorical device - a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)

exclamation

noun cry, call, shout, yell, outcry, utterance, ejaculation, expletive, interjection, vociferation Sue gave an exclamation of surprise.

exclamation

noun
A sudden, sharp utterance:
Translations
تَعَجُّب، صَرخَة تَعَجُّب
udbrududråb
huudahdus
upphrópun
vzklik
haykırma

exclamation

[ˌekskləˈmeɪʃən]
A. Nexclamación f
B. CPD exclamation mark, exclamation point (US) N (Ling) → signo m de admiración

exclamation

[ˌɛkskləˈmeɪʃən] nexclamation f
to give an exclamation → pousser une exclamationexclamation mark npoint m d'exclamationexclamation point (US) npoint m d'exclamation

exclamation

nAusruf m (also Gram); an exclamation of horrorein Schreckensschrei m

exclamation

[ˌɛkskləˈmeɪʃn] nesclamazione f

exclaim

(ikˈskleim) verb
to call out, or say, suddenly and loudly. `Good !' he exclaimed; She exclaimed in astonishment.
exclamation (ekskləˈmeiʃən) noun
an expression of surprise or other sudden feeling. He gave an exclamation of anger.
exclamation mark
the mark (!) following and showing an exclamation.
References in classic literature ?
When her hair was once more "respectable," she gave her skirts a shake, bent sideways to pull up her stockings and tighten her garters, looked at her watch, and then with an exclamation at the lateness of the hour, went over, with an air of desperate determination, to her bicycle.
This sensation lasts only a second, for even while you stagger something seems to turn over in your head, bringing uppermost the mental exclamation, full of astonishment and dismay, "By Jove
I heard one startled exclamation from Croz, then saw him and Mr.
The hard outlines of the contents brought an exclamation of surprise to his lips.
As I came to myself (with the aid of a heavy thump between the shoulders, and the restorative exclamation "Yah
I, for my part, know very well how I can bring about this movement and this exclamation.
And the exclamation must have been fairly loud if you consider the nature of the sight which met his eye.
And they were already smiling rather too broadly upon Sorelli, who had begun to recite her speech, when an exclamation from that little madcap of a Jammes broke the smile of the managers so brutally that the expression of distress and dismay that lay beneath it became apparent to all eyes:
cried Passepartout, in his surprise permitting this imprudent exclamation to escape him.
His face darkened and an angry exclamation broke from his lips.
Instead he turned and, looking about his feet in front of the threshold, uttered an exclamation of surprise.
Brott dropped her wrist and turned round with an exclamation of anger.