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Definition of "exclamatory" [ex•clam•a•to•ry]

  • Constituting, containing, relating to, or using exclamation. (adjective)

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 "exclamatory" in a sentence
  • "On such occasions, he would throw back his head, shut his eyes and roar his wrath at his opponents in a most disquieting manner, and when he returned home, whether he had won or lost his fight, his paper would bristle for two or three weeks with rage, and his editorial page would be full of lurid articles written in short exclamatory sentences, pocked with italics, capital letters and black-faced lines."
  • "Avoid using words, but an occasional one-word exclamatory e.g., Victory! is okay."
  • "Everything he saw'the weeds, the broken glass, the clumps of bricks'seemed to stand forth with a kind of exclamatory force."