[ 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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OTHER WORDS FROM exclaimex·claim·er, nounun·ex·claim·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exclaim
/ (ɪkˈskleɪm) /
to cry out or speak suddenly or excitedly, as from surprise, delight, horror, etc
Derived forms of exclaimexclaimer, noun
Word Origin for exclaim
C16: from Latin exclāmāre, from clāmāre to shout
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