adjective Date: 1593 containing, expressing, using, or relating to exclamation <
an exclamatory phrase

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  • Exclamatory — Ex*clam a*to*ry, a. Containing, expressing, or using exclamation; as, an exclamatory phrase or speaker. South. {Ex*clam a*to*ti*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exclamatory — 1590s, from L. exclamat , pp. stem of exclamare (see EXCLAIM (Cf. exclaim)) + ORY (Cf. ory) …   Etymology dictionary

  • exclamatory — [eks klam′ə tôr΄ē, iksklam′ə tôr΄ē] adj. [< L exclamatus, pp. of exclamare (see EXCLAIM) + ORY] of, containing, expressing, or using exclamation …   English World dictionary

  • exclamatory — exclamatorily, adv. /ik sklam euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. 1. using, containing, or expressing exclamation: an exclamatory sentence. 2. pertaining to exclamation. [1585 95; < L exclamat(us) called out (see EXCLAMATION) + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • exclamatory — ex•clam•a•to•ry [[t]ɪkˈsklæm əˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. 1) using, containing, or expressing exclamation: an exclamatory sentence[/ex] 2) pertaining to exclamation • Etymology: 1585–95 ex•clam′a•to ri•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • exclamatory — exclaim ► VERB ▪ cry out suddenly, especially in surprise, anger, or pain. DERIVATIVES exclamation noun exclamatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin exclamare, from clamare to shout …   English terms dictionary

  • exclamatory — adjective a) resembling an exclamation. b) Emphatic …   Wiktionary

  • exclamatory — ex·clam·a·to·ry || ek sklæmÉ™tÉ™rɪ adj. of an interjection, of an exclamation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exclamatory — ex·clam·a·to·ry …   English syllables

  • exclamatory — /əksˈklæmətri/ (say uhks klamuhtree), /ɛks / (say eks ), / təri/ (say tuhree) adjective 1. using, containing, or expressing exclamation. 2. relating to exclamation. –exclamatorily, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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