- To exclaim is defined as to cry out or speak suddenly.
An example of to exclaim is a child saying "mine" when another child tries to take their toy.
This girl exclaims over her toy.
exclaim definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French exclamer ; from Classical Latin exclamare ; from ex-, out plush clamare, to cry, shout: see clamor
- exclaimer noun
exclaim definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb ex·claimed, ex·claim·ing, ex·claims verb, intransitive
Origin: French exclamer, from Latin exclāmāre : ex-, ex- + clāmāre, to call; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.
- ex·claimˈer noun