Exclamation

Ex`cla*ma"tion

(?), n. [L. exclamatio: cf. F. exclamation.] 1. A loud calling or crying out; outcry; loud or emphatic utterance; vehement vociferation; clamor; that which is cried out, as an expression of feeling; sudden expression of sound or words indicative of emotion, as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc.
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Exclamations against abuses in the church.
Hooker.
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Thus will I drown your exclamations.
Shak.
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A festive exclamation not unsuited to the occasion.
Trench.
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2. (Rhet.) A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief.
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3. (Print.) A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; -- called also exclamation point.
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