Exclamation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌekskləˈmeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word exclamation
Brit.  |ˌɛkskləˈmeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word exclamation

noun

- an abrupt excited utterance(syn: exclaiming)

she gave an exclamation of delight

- a loud complaint or protest or reproach
- an exclamatory rhetorical device (syn: ecphonesis)

Examples

Her unexpected announcement caused a few exclamations of surprise.

...the good news was greeted with a chorus of joyous exclamations...

she gave an exclamation of delight

intersperse exclamation marks in the text

Word forms

noun
singular: exclamation
plural: exclamations
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