- 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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Pavlenko exclaimed, taking a swig of the Ukrainian vodka known as harilka.Kiev’s Protestors Put on Uniforms
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"Yet it is ever thus, when Plato is with us," exclaimed Pericles.
"Now you are angry with me," exclaimed the sensitive maiden; and she burst into tears.
"Marvellous, indeed, is the mystery of our being," exclaimed Anaxagoras.
"He's gone off with my gold," exclaimed Paul Nichols, recovering from his stupefaction.Brave and Bold
Ambrose only exclaimed “O uncle, you must have been hard pressed.”The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
- 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 exclaimed
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