exclamation point

noun
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

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

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First Known Use of exclamation point

1824


EXCLAMATION POINT Defined for English Language Learners

exclamation point

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Definition of exclamation point for English Language Learners

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


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exclamation point

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Definition of exclamation point for Students

: a punctuation mark ! used to show force in speaking or strong feeling

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