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exclamation

Syllabification: ex·cla·ma·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌekskləˈmāSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of exclamation in English:

noun

A sudden cry or remark, especially expressing surprise, anger, or pain: Meg gave an involuntary exclamation an exclamation of amazement
More example sentences
  • The sudden exclamation of surprise and amusement from Jeffrey caught them all off guard.
  • A sudden exclamation of pain made Cede rush over to Retaw and check her injured wrist.
  • The hair is green and orange, matching the self-designed clothes, but the voice is soft and gentle, if given to sudden exclamations.
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Origin

late Middle English: from Latin exclamatio(n-), from exclamare 'shout out' (see exclaim).

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