Exclaim definition

ĭk-sklām
(intransitive) To cry out suddenly, from some strong emotion.
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To cry out suddenly or vehemently, as from surprise or emotion.

The children exclaimed with excitement.

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To express or utter (something) suddenly or vehemently.

Exclaimed her surprise.

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(obsolete) Exclamation; outcry, clamor.
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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.

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To cry out; speak or say suddenly and vehemently, as in surprise, anger, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
exclaim
Plural:
exclaims

Origin of exclaim

  • French exclamer from Latin exclāmāre ex- ex- clāmāre to call kelə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French exclamer, from Latin exclāmāre (“call out”), from ex- + clāmāre (“to call”).

    From Wiktionary