Definition of "exclamation" []

  • An abrupt, forceful utterance: an exclamation of delight. (noun)
  • An outcry, as of protest. (noun)
  • Grammar An interjection. (noun)
  • An abrupt, emphatic, or excited cry or utterance; interjection; ejaculation (noun)

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  • The act of exclaiming (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "exclamation" in a sentence
  • "An exclamation from the blacks for'ard sent both men glancing seaward."
  • "‘I scribble, underline, note, add, cross out, put in exclamation marks, turn down corners – even sometimes jot down phone numbers and PINs and reminders to buy cat food.’"
  • "As an interjection, “a word or phrase used in exclamation,” the function of “hooray” even has a sense excitement."