Exclamation meaning

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The definition of an exclamation is a calling out, or something which is suddenly expressed.

An example of an exclamation is the phrase "Oh my gosh!"

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A loud calling or crying out; outcry; loud or emphatic utterance; vehement vociferation; clamor; that which is cried out, as an expression of feeling; sudden expression of sound or words indicative of emotion, as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc.
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A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief.
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An outcry, as of protest.
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An interjection.
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The act of exclaiming; sudden, vehement utterance; outcry.
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Something exclaimed; exclamatory word or phrase; interjection.
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A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; – also called an exclamation point.
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An abrupt, forceful utterance.

An exclamation of delight.

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Origin of exclamation

  • From Middle French exclamation, from Latin exclamatio
    From Wiktionary