Definition of exclamation
1 : a sharp or sudden utterance
2 : vehement expression of protest or complaint
Examples of exclamation in a Sentence
Her unexpected announcement caused a few exclamations of surprise.
the good news was greeted with a chorus of joyous exclamations
Recent Examples of exclamation from the Web
The kickoff event featured live music, a performance by two fire acrobats and ended when Carwyle, a track athlete, lit the ceremonial torch before a fireworks display provided the exclamation point.
A.J. Realmuto added an exclamation mark to a four-run inning with an opposite-field drive to right into the Marlins’ bullpen, his fourth.
In Minnesota at a family wedding, Sarah Case had received a text from her ex-husband with a lot of exclamation points and ALL CAPS telling her what happened.
This time, however, Carmody made it to the final day, putting an exclamation point on a fine freshman season by being named all-conference in the N4C. Carmody hit .324 with 14 doubles, four home runs and 29 RBIs.
The idea was to slam an exclamation point on what was considered an intolerable political situation: the United States government, by limiting the key size of cryptography approved for export, was foisting a wimpy form of crypto on all of us.
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First Known Use of exclamation
EXCLAMATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exclamation for English Language Learners
: a sharp or sudden cry : a word, phrase, or sound that expresses a strong emotion
EXCLAMATION Defined for Kids
Definition of exclamation for Students
: a sharp or sudden cry or expression of strong feeling
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