Definitions of 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; - called also exclamation point. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An abrupt or sudden outcry; an expression of surprise, pain, etc.; a mark in writing or printing to denote emotion, surprise, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Vehement utterance: outcry: an uttered expression of surprise, and the like: the mark expressing this (!): an interjection. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Sudden utterance; outcry; interjection. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Outcry; clamour; vehement or emphatic utterance; a note by which emphatical utterance is marked, thus; an interjection expressing some passion, as wonder. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Outery; a loud noise in words; vehement utterance; the point or mark (!) put after the words expressing emphatic speech. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for exclamation

  1. Suddenly the driver gave an exclamation and far ahead on the white road, the boys, looking round, could see a dark mass. – Jack Archer by G. A. Henty
  2. I shook it out, and Mac, at my exclamation came to me. – The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart