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exclamation point

An exclamation point or exclamation mark ( ! ) is a punctuation mark commonly used to express strong, intense emotions in declarations. It can also be used to add emphasis to interjections and commands.
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exclamation mark

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exclamation point

n
1. (Grammar) the punctuation mark ! used after exclamations and vehement commands
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) this mark used for any other purpose, as to draw attention to an obvious mistake, in road warning signs, (in chess commentaries) beside the notation of a move considered a good one, (in mathematics) as a symbol of the factorial function, or (in logic) occurring with an existential quantifier
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Noun1.exclamation mark - a punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamationexclamation mark - a punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
Translations
عَلَامَةُ تَعَجُّبٍعَلامَة تَعَجُّب
vykřičník
udråbstegn
huutomerkki
סימן קריאה
uskličnik
felkiáltójel
upphrópunarmerki
感嘆符ビックリマーク
느낌표
výkričník
klicaj
utropstecken
เครื่องหมายอัศเจรีย์
dấu chấm than

exclamation mark

, (US) exclamation point

exclamation mark

exclamation point (Am) n (Gram) → punto esclamativo

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.

exclamation mark

عَلَامَةُ تَعَجُّبٍ vykřičník udråbstegn Ausrufezeichen θαυμαστικό signo de admiración, signo de exclamación huutomerkki point d’exclamation uskličnik punto esclamativo 感嘆符 느낌표 uitroepteken utropstegn wykrzyknik ponto de exclamação восклицательный знак utropstecken เครื่องหมายอัศเจรีย์ ünlem işareti dấu chấm than 感叹号
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