- to cry out or speak suddenly and vehemently, as in surprise, strong emotion, or protest.
- to cry out; say loudly or vehemently.
Origin of exclaim
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1, 2. shout, proclaim, vociferate; yell, shriek, scream, holler, howl.
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Examples from the Web for exclaim
The idea of black Bond caused Limbaugh to exclaim on his show last week that Bond was “white and Scottish, period.”Rush Limbaugh’s Fear of a Black James Bond
December 29, 2014
With the spoken word, we use our tone, inflection and volume to question, exclaim and convey our feelings.The Rise and Fall of the Infamous SarcMark
September 24, 2013
They give him a sandwich, begin driving away, and the man slips back into his Walt Jr. voice to exclaim: "Have an A-1 day!"‘Homeless’ Man Does Amazing ‘Breaking Bad’ Impressions—But Is It a Viral Stunt?
September 24, 2013
So for Warren to exclaim that Rwandans have “figured out a way for people to live together in reconciliation” is, at best, naïve.Rick Warren’s Troubling Africa Mission
September 14, 2013
When they're being cast out, he said, they exclaim, "It burns."The Shame of an Exorcist Admitting Violation of Chastity
February 2, 2011
As they grasp the hands held out to them they exclaim, "God bless you!"Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
I 'll tell you experiences of mine, and you 'll exclaim at every step, 'How could that be?'Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
As soon as you see him, you must give a shout of surprise, exclaim, 'My dear uncle!'The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Surprise made Jaffir exclaim, but he wasn't prepared to deny that.The Rescue
Overcoming a nervous contraction of the windpipe, I had managed to exclaim "Captain Falk!"Falk
- to cry out or speak suddenly or excitedly, as from surprise, delight, horror, etc
C16: from Latin exclāmāre, from clāmāre to shout
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Word Origin and History for exclaim
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