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Definition of "exclamation" []

  • An abrupt, forceful utterance: an exclamation of delight. (noun)
  • An outcry, as of protest. (noun)
  • Grammar An interjection. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."