Definition of exclamatory in English:


Line breaks: ex|clama|tory
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsklamət(ə)ri
, ɛk-/


  • (Of a cry or remark) expressing surprise, strong emotion, or pain.
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    • By the time he finished his exclamatory remark I was doubled over with laughter spilling out between my lips.
    • Playful punkety rocker Atom and His Package wrote in with exclamatory praise and a promise to send submissions of his own visual art.
    • Great men have great idiosyncrasies, and the stubbornness with which Wolfe reproduces his exclamatory voice after it has been mimicked so many times makes it appear less a fault than a flourish.

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