Dictionary.com

exclamatory

[ ik-sklam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ɪkˈsklæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
Save This Word!

Definition of exclamatory

adjective
using, containing, or expressing exclamation: an exclamatory sentence.
pertaining to exclamation.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is commonly used with other verbs to express intention?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use exclamatory in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for exclamatory

exclamatory
/ (ɪkˈsklæmətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective
using, containing, or relating to exclamations

Derived forms of exclamatory

exclamatorily, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK