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 The president confirmed the news in an exclamatory tweet on Sunday afternoon. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Essential California: New rules and staggering case numbers," 7 Dec. 2020 According to corporate canon, the slogan is exclamatory, but that does the line reading a disservice. Mac Schwerin, The Atlantic, "The Dying Art Form of the TV Commercial," 24 Aug. 2020 For the entire duration of this exclamatory visit, Sonja's dog does not once stop humping Ramona's dog… And who knows, maybe that's what triggers Ramona's emotions about the lack of companionship in her life. Jodi Walker, EW.com, "The Real Housewives of New York City," 3 Apr. 2020 With its dreamy production, exclamatory chorus, and tireless energy, the song is tailor-made for sweaty 3 a.m. nightclub ascendence. Glamour, "53 Best ’90s Songs That Are All That and a Bag of Chips," 31 Mar. 2020 The lushness of Krasa’s chord structures, the oft-ecstatic nature of the works’ climaxes and the exultant, sheer exclamatory joy of its finale utterly defy the circumstances of Terezin. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "‘Silenced Voices’: A haunting album with music from those who died in the Holocaust," 19 Nov. 2019 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exclamatory. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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