Pronunciation: /ɪˈdʒakjʊleɪt /
- 2 [with direct speech] • dated Say something quickly and suddenly: ‘That will do!’ he ejaculatedMore example sentences
- ‘Gratitude!’ he ejaculated; and added wildly - ‘Jane, accept me quickly. Say, Edward - give me my name - Edward - I will marry you.’
- ‘Hermione,’ he ejaculated loudly, his voice cracking, ‘I love you.’
- ‘Silly fellow,’ she ejaculated. ‘It's only a momentary pain.’
Pronunciation: /ɪˈdʒakjʊlət /[mass noun] Back to top
late 16th century: from Latin ejaculat- 'darted out', from the verb ejaculari, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + jaculari 'to dart' (from jaculum 'dart, javelin', from jacere 'to throw').