Note of admiration

the mark (!), called also exclamation point.

See also: Admiration

References in classic literature ?
The shadow of the pendent queue, however, kept moodily apart, near the roof at the further end of the room, looking like a note of admiration.
A dark space was plainly visible between the two, and the new illumination was placed beneath the other, the whole forming an appearance not unlike an inverted note of admiration.
if not particularly engaged that day, to come like a charining soul and make a fourth at dinner with dear Mr Podsnap, for the discussion of an interesting family topic; the last three words doubly underlined and pointed with a note of admiration.
And the note of admiration rang in my voice, though I tried in my self-consciousness to keep it out.
Now, like then, we read about the losses to businesses and the harm caused to victims, but despite it all but there remains, throughout the coverage, a note of admiration for the culprits.
Finally, a special and heartfelt note of admiration and appreciation is due to James T.
In other words, according to most schoolmasters studied, those punctuation marks considered of primary importance for the composition and reading of a text are the comma, the colon, the full stop, the note of admiration and the note of interrogation; some of them also include either the semicolon (3) or the parenthesis, and other ones both.