exclamation

[ ek-skluh-mey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɛk skləˈmeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of exclaiming; outcry; loud complaint or protest: The speech was continually interrupted by rude exclamations.
an interjection.
Rhetoric. ecphonesis.

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Origin of exclamation

1350–1400; Middle English exclamacio(u)n<Latin exclāmātiōn- (stem of exclāmātiō) a calling out, equivalent to exclāmāt(us) (past participle of exclāmāre;see exclaim) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM exclamation

ex·cla·ma·tion·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exclamation

exclamation
/ (ˌɛkskləˈmeɪʃən) /

noun

an abrupt, emphatic, or excited cry or utterance; interjection; ejaculation
the act of exclaiming

Derived forms of exclamation

exclamational, adjective
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