Definition of exclamation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɛkskləˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/


A sudden cry or remark expressing surprise, strong emotion, or pain: an exclamation of amazement
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  • 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.
cry, call, shout, yell, shriek, roar, bellow, interjection, sudden utterance;
rare ejaculation


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

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