exclamatory

[ ik-sklam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ɪkˈsklæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective

using, containing, or expressing exclamation: an exclamatory sentence.
pertaining to exclamation.

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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exclamatory

/ (ɪkˈsklæmətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

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

exclamatory


adj.

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

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