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Meaning of EXCLAMATION

Pronunciation:  `eksklu'meyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an exclamatory rhetorical device; "O tempore! O mores"
  2. [n]  an abrupt excited utterance; "she gave an exclamation of delight"; "there was much exclaiming over it"
  3. [n]  a loud complaint or protest or reproach
 

EXCLAMATION is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: ecphonesis, exclaiming
 
 See Also: complaint, deuce, devil, dickens, ejaculation, expostulation, interjection, rhetorical device, utterance, vocalization

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex`cla*ma"tion\, n. [L. exclamatio: cf. F.
exclamation.]
1. 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.

         Exclamations against abuses in the church. --Hooker.

         Thus will I drown your exclamations.  --Shak.

         A festive exclamation not unsuited to the occasion.
                                               --Trench.

2. (Rhet.) A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word
   expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief.

3. (Print.) A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic
   utterance is marked; thus [!]; -- called also {exclamation
   point}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: address, affirmation, allegation, answer, apostrophe, assertion, averment, bellow, blurt, call, comment, crack, cry, declaration, dictum, ecphonesis, ejaculation, expletive, expression, greeting, holler, interjection, mention, note, observation, outburst, outcry, Parthian shot, phrase, position, pronouncement, question, reflection, remark, say, saying, sentence, shout, statement, subjoinder, thought, utterance, vociferation, word, yell
 

 

 

 

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