Exclamation Ex`cla*ma"tion, n. [L. exclamatio: cf. F. exclamation.] 1. A loud calling or crying out; outcry; loud or emphatic utterance; vehement vociferation; clamor; that which is cried out, as an expression of feeling; sudden expression of sound or words indicative of emotion, as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc. [1913 Webster]

Exclamations against abuses in the church. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

Thus will I drown your exclamations. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A festive exclamation not unsuited to the occasion. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

2. (Rhet.) A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief. [1913 Webster]

3. (Print.) A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; -- called also {exclamation point}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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