exclamation point

exclamation point
noun Date: 1824 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • exclamation point — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exclamation point — ☆ exclamation point or exclamation mark n. a mark (!) used after a word or sentence in writing or printing to express surprise, strong emotion, determination, etc …   English World dictionary

  • exclamation point — noun a punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation • Syn: ↑exclamation mark • Hypernyms: ↑punctuation, ↑punctuation mark * * * noun, pl ⋯ points [count] US : a punctuation mark ! used to show a forceful way of speaking or a strong feeling… …   Useful english dictionary

  • exclamation point — Admiration Ad mi*ra tion, n. [F., fr. L. admiratio. See {Admire}.] 1. Wonder; astonishment. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Season your admiration for a while. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exclamation point — 1. the sign (!) used in writing after an exclamation. 2. this mark sometimes used in writing two or more times in succession to indicate intensity of emotion, loudness, etc.: Long live the Queen!! 3. this mark sometimes used without accompanying… …   Universalium

  • exclamation point — noun The symbol ! (an exclamation mark) Syn: exclamation mark, shriek, pling …   Wiktionary

  • exclamation point — excla mation ,point or ,excla mation ,mark noun count the symbol ! used in writing to show that the words that come before it are an exclamation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • exclamation point — exclama′tion point n. the sign (!) used in writing after an exclamation or interjection, expressing strong emotion or astonishment, or to indicate a command Also called exclama′tion mark . Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • Exclamation point — Восклицательный знак …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • exclamation point — punctuation mark (!) used at the end of a sentance to indicate strong feeling or to emphasize that which was stated …   English contemporary dictionary

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