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v. ex·claimed, ex·claim·ing, ex·claims
To cry out suddenly or vehemently, as from surprise or emotion: The children exclaimed with excitement.
To express or utter (something) suddenly or vehemently: exclaimed her surprise.
[French exclamer, from Latin exclāmāre : ex-, ex- + clāmāre, to call; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]
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|Noun||1.||exclaiming - an abrupt excited utterance; "she gave an exclamation of delight"; "there was much exclaiming over it"|
dickens, deuce, devil - a word used in exclamations of confusion; "what the devil"; "the deuce with it"; "the dickens you say"
interjection - an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion
expostulation - an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof
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