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exclamation point

exclamation point

noun

: a punctuation mark ! used to show a forceful way of speaking or a strong feeling

Full Definition of EXCLAMATION POINT

1
:  a mark ! used especially after an interjection or exclamation to indicate forceful utterance or strong feeling
2
:  a distinctive indication of major significance, interest, or contrast <the game put an exclamation point on the season> —called also exclamation mark

First Known Use of EXCLAMATION POINT

1824

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