- 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.
Origin of exclaimFrench exclamer ; from Classical Latin exclamare ; from ex-, out + clamare, to cry, shout: see clamor
verbex·claimed, ex·claim·ing, ex·claims
Origin of exclaimFrench exclamer, from Latin exclāmāre : ex-, ex- + clāmāre, to call; see kel&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present exclaims, present participle exclaiming, simple past and past participle exclaimed)
- (intransitive) To cry out suddenly, from some strong emotion.