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exclaim

[ ik-skleym ]
/ ɪkˈskleɪm /
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verb (used without object)
to cry out or speak suddenly and vehemently, as in surprise, strong emotion, or protest.
verb (used with object)
to cry out; say loudly or vehemently.
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Origin of exclaim

1560–70; earlier exclame<Latin exclāmāre to cry out. See ex-1, claim

OTHER WORDS FROM exclaim

ex·claim·er, nounun·ex·claim·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exclaim

exclaim
/ (ɪkˈskleɪm) /

verb
to cry out or speak suddenly or excitedly, as from surprise, delight, horror, etc

Derived forms of exclaim

exclaimer, noun

Word Origin for exclaim

C16: from Latin exclāmāre, from clāmāre to shout
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