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exclamation

ex·cla·ma·tion

exclamation

 
pronunciation:
ek skl meI shn
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of exclaiming.
She gave an exclamation of joy when she heard the good news.
similar words:
bawl, call, clamor, cry, holler, outcry, shout, yell
definition 2: a single word or phrase that is said when a person has strong feelings. "Wow!" is an exclamation that people use when they are surprised or amazed. "Oh dear!" is an exclamation that people use when something disappoints or worries them.
synonyms:
interjection
similar words:
oath
Word Parts
The word exclamation contains the following part:
clam, claim Latin root that means to cry out