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Definition of "exclaim" []

  • To cry out suddenly or vehemently, as from surprise or emotion: The children exclaimed with excitement. (verb-intransitive)
  • To express or utter (something) suddenly or vehemently: exclaimed her surprise. (verb-transitive)
  • To cry out or speak suddenly or excitedly, as from surprise, delight, horror, etc (verb)

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Use "exclaim" in a sentence
  • "What would she do if she weren't such a "tough woman," exclaim "My word!" and faint?"
  • "Am I the only one who wanted to use this synonym for "exclaim" to comment on the "Erupting" cake?"
  • ""Mother Jerusalem" exclaim: "My liver is poured upon the earth for the destruction of the daughter of my people", meaning that her life is spent with grief."