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Noun: exclamation  ,eks-klu'mey-shun
  1. An abrupt excited utterance
    "she gave an exclamation of delight";
    - exclaiming
  2. A loud complaint, protest or reproach
  3. An exclamatory rhetorical device
    "exclamation such as 'O tempore! O mores'";
    - ecphonesis

Derived forms: exclamations

Type of: complaint, rhetorical device, utterance, vocalization

Encyclopedia: Exclamation