Definition of exclaim
- exclaimed in delight
- exclaimed against immorality
“Here he comes!” someone exclaimed.
She exclaimed in delight over the Christmas tree.
The children exclaimed with wonder when they saw the elephant.
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: to say (something) in an enthusiastic or forceful way
: to cry out or speak suddenly or with strong feeling
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