Definitions of exclamation

  1. an exclamatory rhetorical device; "O tempore! O mores" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an abrupt excited utterance; "she gave an exclamation of delight"; "there was much exclaiming over it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a loud complaint or protest or reproach Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; - called also exclamation point. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Sudden utterance; outcry; interjection. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Sudden outcry; an emphatic expression; an interjection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; -- called also exclamation point. mso.anu.edu.au
  14. Exclaiming; words exclaimed; note of e., (!). So exclamatory a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. n. Act of exclaiming or making an outcry;—an uttered expression of surprise, joy, and the like;—a word expressing outcry; an interjection;—a mark or sign by which emphatical utterance or outcry is marked, thus! Cabinet Dictionary
  16. Vehement outcry, clamour, outrageous vociferation; an emphatical utterance; a note by which a pathetical sentence is marked thus. Complete Dictionary