Definition of exclaim verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

exclaim

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪkˈskleɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈskleɪm//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exclaim
BrE BrE//ɪkˈskleɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈskleɪm//
 
he / she / it exclaims
BrE BrE//ɪkˈskleɪmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈskleɪmz//
 
past simple exclaimed
BrE BrE//ɪkˈskleɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈskleɪmd//
 
past participle exclaimed
BrE BrE//ɪkˈskleɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈskleɪmd//
 
-ing form exclaiming
BrE BrE//ɪkˈskleɪmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈskleɪmɪŋ//
 
 
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to say something suddenly and loudly, especially because of strong emotion or pain She opened her eyes and exclaimed in delight at the scene. + speech ‘It isn't fair!’, he exclaimed angrily. exclaim that… She exclaimed that it was useless. Synonymscallcry out exclaim blurt burst outThese words all mean to shout or say something loudly or suddenly.call to shout or say something loudly to attract somebody’s attention:I thought I heard someone calling.cry out (something) to shout something loudly, especially when you need help or are in trouble:She cried out for help. I cried out his name.exclaim to say something suddenly and loudly, especially because of a strong emotion:‘It isn’t fair!’ he exclaimed angrily.blurt to say something suddenly and without thinking carefully enough:He blurted out the answer without thinking.burst out to say something suddenly and loudly, especially with a lot of emotion:‘He’s a bully!’ the little boy burst out.Patterns to call/​cry out/​exclaim/​blurt out (something) to somebody to call/​cry out for something to cry out/​exclaim in/​with something to call/​cry out/​exclaim/​blurt out/​burst out suddenly to call/​cry out/​exclaim/​burst out loudly Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French exclamer or Latin exclamare, from ex- ‘out’ + clamare ‘to shout’.Extra examples She exclaimed with delight at the sight of the presents. They all exclaimed over her beautiful clothes. They exclaimed in horror at the price. standing in front of shop windows exclaiming over the beautiful clothes ‘It isn’t fair!’ he exclaimed angrily. ‘You can’t do that!’ she exclaimed in horror. The visitors were led through the gardens, all of them exclaiming with delight.
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