exclamation

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noun ex·cla·ma·tion \ˌek-sklə-ˈmā-shən\

Definition of exclamation

  1. 1 :  a sharp or sudden utterance

  2. 2 :  vehement expression of protest or complaint

Examples of exclamation in a Sentence

  1. Her unexpected announcement caused a few exclamations of surprise.

  2. the good news was greeted with a chorus of joyous exclamations

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14th Century

First Known Use of exclamation

14th century



EXCLAMATION Defined for English Language Learners

exclamation

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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

exclamation

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noun ex·cla·ma·tion \ˌek-sklə-ˈmā-shən\

Definition of exclamation for Students

  1. :  a sharp or sudden cry or expression of strong feeling



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