Origin of exclaimFrench exclamer from Classical Latin exclamare from ex-, out + clamare, to cry, shout: see clamor
This girl exclaims over her toy.
An example of to exclaim is a child saying "mine" when another child tries to take their toy.
verbex·claimed, ex·claim·ing, ex·claims
Origin of exclaimFrench exclamer from Latin exclāmāre ex- ex- clāmāre to call ; see kelə-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.
From Middle French exclamer, from Latin exclāmāre (“call out”), from ex- + clāmāre (“to call”).
- Looking around he would exclaim "By George!"
- As she passed, they would stop her and exclaim "Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific!"