exclamation

[ ek-skluh-mey-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF exclamation

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That exclamation, of course, removed the supposition entirely.

There was no irreverence in the exclamation that broke from the girl's lips.

The exclamation came from the girl in a note of incredulous astonishment.

But while yet fifty yards distant, Kingozi stopped with an exclamation.

The exclamation was sincere: at this moment she thought as she spoke.

His exclamation was answered by a sound that seemed both of joy and grief.

She uttered an exclamation of delight and hurried towards us.

But as they drew near upon the address he drew back with an exclamation of amazement.

There was a nuance of profound bewilderment in her exclamation.

Mr. Galloway started up with an exclamation of surprise, mingled with anger.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Middle French exclamation, from Latin exclamationem (nominative exclamatio), noun of action from past participle stem of exclamare "cry out loud" (see exclaim).

The punctuation symbol known as the exclamation point (1824) or exclamation mark (1926) was earliest called an exclamation note or note of exclamation (1650s), earlier note of admiration (1610s). Another name for it was shriek-mark (1864).

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