• A loud calling or crying out, for example as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc.
  • A word expressing outcry; an interjection
  • A clause type used to make an exclamatory statement: What a mess they made!; How stupid I was!
  • The sign "!" by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked.


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  • Borrowed from Middle French exclamation, from Latin exclamatio, from ex + clamare

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