Origin of exclamation
Examples from the Web for exclamation
When the Iraqis resume shouting and wailing at you, Hassan translates every exclamation until you tell him to stop.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I am very good at turning a question mark into an exclamation point.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other stories unfurl with giggles and exclamation, but really, read Maupin, or see him on tour.
Exclamation points by themselves in a message from Helmand meant it could very well be a matter of life and death.Why Was Firefighter-Marine Reserve Maj. Jason Brezler Betrayed?|Michael Daly|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He may be known for the Virgule, but the feeling of his new exhibition more closely resembles an exclamation mark.Shoes Fit For A Museum: Roger Vivier’s Virigule Show Opens at Palais De Tokyo|Sarah Moroz|October 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In a few moments he gave an exclamation, and then he came down from the ladder so rapidly that he barely missed falling.The Great Stone of Sardis|Frank R. Stockton
A sharp turn to the left, and Uncle Sid could not repress an exclamation of awed delight at the scene before him.The Vision of Elijah Berl|Frank Lewis Nason
"Yes, red——" began Clarence, but the words were cut short by an exclamation from Joyce.The Red Miriok|Anna M. Barnes
Stane stared at her in amazement as he gave the exclamation.A Mating in the Wilds|Ottwell Binns
But what is his first exclamation when he is released from physical horror, and his thoughts regain the living world?
British Dictionary definitions for exclamation
Word Origin and History for exclamation
late 14c., from Middle French exclamation, from Latin exclamationem (nominative exclamatio), noun of action from past participle stem of exclamare "cry out loud" (see exclaim).
The punctuation symbol known as the exclamation point (1824) or exclamation mark (1926) was earliest called an exclamation note or note of exclamation (1650s), earlier note of admiration (1610s). Another name for it was shriek-mark (1864).