Try Our Apps


Is irregardless a word?


[ik-sklam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪkˈsklæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
using, containing, or expressing exclamation:
an exclamatory sentence.
pertaining to exclamation.
Origin of exclamatory
1585-95; < Latin exclāmāt(us) called out (see exclamation) + -ory1
Related forms
exclamatorily, adverb
nonexclamatory, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for exclamatory
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • This exclamatory phrase is almost a shriek; despair sweeping through her soul, as she thinks of why she is there shut up.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • An exclamatory remark to a green hand, meaning that two are enough.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • From a momentary silence the dancers broke into chuckles, amused laughter, a buzz of exclamatory conversation.

    Poor Man's Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Winnie S. was loaded to the guards with exclamatory explanations.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It is an exclamatory grunt, which may be partially expressed by the letters "a-e-ugh."

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • I quite excited Monsieur Voisin by my exclamatory entrance.'

    Against Odds Lawrence L. Lynch
  • An exclamatory sentence expresses surprise, grief, or some other emotion in the form of an exclamation or cry.

  • At the end of every sentence unless interrogative or exclamatory.

    Punctuation Frederick W. Hamilton
  • The word in an exclamatory sentence which expresses strong emotion is followed by an exclamation point.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
British Dictionary definitions for exclamatory


/ɪkˈsklæmətərɪ; -trɪ/
using, containing, or relating to exclamations
Derived Forms
exclamatorily, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for exclamatory

1590s, from Latin exclamat-, past participle stem of exclamare (see exclaim) + -ory.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for exclamatory

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for exclamatory

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for exclamatory