Share this entry

Share this page

exclamation mark

Line breaks: ex|clam|ation mark
(North American exclamation point)

Definition of exclamation mark in English:

noun

A punctuation mark (!) indicating an exclamation.
Example sentences
  • A kiss can be a comma, a question mark, or an exclamation point.
  • Brian's life and death provided punctuation to the teaching that we are saved by grace and not works, and that punctuation was an exclamation point!
  • The safety alert symbol, the triangle with the exclamation mark, indicates that a human injury hazard exists.

Definition of exclamation mark in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful