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exclaim

[ik-skleym] /ɪkˈskleɪm/
verb (used without object)
1.
to cry out or speak suddenly and vehemently, as in surprise, strong emotion, or protest.
verb (used with object)
2.
to cry out; say loudly or vehemently.
Origin of exclaim
1560-1570
1560-70; earlier exclame < Latin exclāmāre to cry out. See ex-1, claim
Related forms
exclaimer, noun
unexclaiming, adjective
Synonyms
1, 2. shout, proclaim, vociferate; yell, shriek, scream, holler, howl.
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  • "Yet it is ever thus, when Plato is with us," exclaimed Pericles.

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  • "Now you are angry with me," exclaimed the sensitive maiden; and she burst into tears.

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  • "Marvellous, indeed, is the mystery of our being," exclaimed Anaxagoras.

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  • "He's gone off with my gold," exclaimed Paul Nichols, recovering from his stupefaction.

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  • Ambrose only exclaimed “O uncle, you must have been hard pressed.”

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British Dictionary definitions for exclaimed

exclaim

/ɪkˈskleɪm/
verb
1.
to cry out or speak suddenly or excitedly, as from surprise, delight, horror, etc
Derived Forms
exclaimer, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin exclāmāre, from clāmāre to shout
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Word Origin and History for exclaimed

exclaim

v.

1560s, back-formation from exclamation or else from Middle French exclamer (16c.), from Latin exclamare "cry out loud," from ex- intensive prefix "out" (see ex-) + clamare "cry, shout, call" (see claim (v.)). Spelling influenced by claim. Related: Exclaimed; exclaiming.

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