exclamation point


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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 point

n.
A punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation. Also called exclamation mark.

exclama′tion point`


n.
the sign (!) used in writing after an exclamation or interjection, expressing strong emotion or astonishment, or to indicate a command.
Also called exclama′tion mark`.
[1860–65]

exclamation point

A punctuation mark (!) used to show that something is being exclaimed. Also called exclamation mark.
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Noun1.exclamation point - a punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamationexclamation point - 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
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I put an exclamation point there because we felt one when we saw the vessel.
Lying back on the sofa, she read the manuscript carefully through, making dashes here and there, and putting in many exclamation points, which looked like little balloons.
The red and white lawn signs have a simple message: "STOP FORCED REZONING!" Three words, five syllables, all caps, ending with an exclamation point. There's not room on a lawn sign to address with any subtlety what changes the city's planners have contemplated for Eugene's South Willamette Special Area Zone.
"The way you use an exclamation point can change your dating life."
The plot is a mad rush and the author's delivery of rapid-fire dialogue uses the exclamation point enough times to make it the 27th letter in the alphabet.
It sure put the exclamation point on Gable's article.
The Johnson & Wales honorary doctorate is a wonderful exclamation point recognizing his contributions in our business."
Gospel music great, rhythm-and-blues icon, civil rights activist and all-around living legend Mavis Staples is celebrated with the infectiously joyful enthusiasm of a passionately devoted fan in "Mavis!," a spirited and captivating biodoc that richly deserves the exclamation point in its title.
AFM-Moe returned the top tally of 43 points and to put the exclamation point to its first accolade Cesar Monares clinched the individual Bowler of the Week plum after shooting the high series of 713.
It finishes long and full with a nice peppery exclamation point at the finale.
We'll even forgive them the superfluous exclamation point.
New York: Web giant Yahoo has updated its logo with slimmer letters, while keeping its familiar purple colour and exclamation point. "We knew we wanted a logo that reflected Yahoo -- whimsical, yet sophisticated," Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer said in a blog post.