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Definition of Exclamation

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.
  2. A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief.
  3. A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; -- called also exclamation point.

Exclamation Quotations

Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.
Terry Pratchett

We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark signifies it!
Gary Ryan Blair

Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

I used to enjoy using dots where they would be least expected, not at the end of a sentence but in the middle, creating the effect... of a skipped beat. It seemed to me the mind reacted - first!... in dots, dashes, and exclamation points, then rationalized, drew up a brief, with periods.
Tom Wolfe

I write music with an exclamation point!
Richard Wagner
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Exclamation Translations

exclamation in French is exclamation
exclamation in German is Ausruf {m}
exclamation in Italian is esclamazione
exclamation in Norwegian is utrop
exclamation in Swedish is utrop
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