ex·​clam·​a·​to·​ry | \ ik-ˈskla-mə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce exclamatory (audio) \

Definition of exclamatory

: containing, expressing, using, or relating to exclamation an exclamatory phrase

Examples of exclamatory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People filmed themselves, sipping wine, reacting to the latest of Blair’s exclamatory developments. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "#PlaneBae and the Slow Death of Whimsy," 6 July 2018 Like her predecessors, this redheaded Anne (Amybeth McNulty) begins her new life as a spitfire and a romantic, chattering on in exclamatory sentences, thrilling at the beauty of apple trees and bridling at the notion of washing dishes. Kathryn Shattuck, New York Times, "‘Anne With an E,’ on Netflix, Reimagines a Darker ‘Green Gables’," 3 May 2017 So, after ESPN’s report yesterday that Kaepernick is expected to exercise his option to become a free agent this spring–and the exclamatory reaction to it– Tim Kawakami, The Mercury News, "The facts about Colin Kaepernick’s upcoming free agency: He and the 49ers set this in motion months ago," 4 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of exclamatory

1593, in the meaning defined above

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“Exclamatory.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exclamatory. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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ex·​clam·​a·​to·​ry | \ ik-ˈsklam-ə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce exclamatory (audio) \

Kids Definition of exclamatory

: containing or using exclamation exclamatory outbursts

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