Dictionary.com

exclaim

[ ik-skleym ]
/ ɪkˈskleɪm /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: exclaim / exclaimed / exclaims on Thesaurus.com

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.
QUIZ
TAKE JOY IN ACING THIS QUIZ ON “PRIDE” SYNONYMS
Hold your head up high as you embark on this quiz that explores some of the synonyms and meanings of “pride.”
Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use exclaim in a sentence

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
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
FEEDBACK