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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.

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Origin of exclamatory

1585–95; <Latin exclāmāt(us) called out (see exclamation) + -ory1

OTHER WORDS FROM exclamatory

ex·clam·a·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·ex·clam·a·to·ry, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exclamatory

exclamatory
/ (ɪkˈsklæmətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

using, containing, or relating to exclamations

Derived forms of exclamatory

exclamatorily, adverb
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