exclamatory

[ik-sklam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]

Origin of exclamatory

1585–95; < Latin exclāmāt(us) called out (see exclamation) + -ory1
Related formsex·clam·a·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·ex·clam·a·to·ry, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of exclamatory

Historical Examples of exclamatory

  • And so, I am preparing myself to stand the shock of his exclamatory reply.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • Winnie S. was loaded to the guards with exclamatory explanations.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • I quite excited Monsieur Voisin by my exclamatory entrance.'

    Against Odds

    Lawrence L. Lynch

  • At the end of every sentence unless interrogative or exclamatory.

    Punctuation

    Frederick W. Hamilton

  • Exclamatory Sentence—A sentence which utters an exclamation.

    Punctuation

    Frederick W. Hamilton


British Dictionary definitions for exclamatory

exclamatory

adjective
  1. using, containing, or relating to exclamations
Derived Formsexclamatorily, adverb
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Word Origin and History for exclamatory
adj.

1590s, from Latin exclamat-, past participle stem of exclamare (see exclaim) + -ory.

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