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exclaim

ex·claim

exclaim

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk skleIm
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: exclaimed, exclaiming, exclaims
definition: to speak suddenly and vehemently, with or as if with surprise or emotion.
The audience exclaimed loudly when they heard the verdict.
 
synonyms:
ejaculate, vociferate
similar words:
bawl, bellow, clamor, cry out, holler, shout, yell
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to utter loudly and vehemently.
"My son would never do such a thing!" she exclaimed.The prisoner exclaimed repeatedly that he was innocent.
synonyms:
bellow, clamor, ejaculate, vociferate
similar words:
bawl, call, cry, holler, shout, yell
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derivation: exclaimer (n.)
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