Definition of exclamation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌekskləˈmeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌekskləˈmeɪʃn//
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a short sound, word or phrase spoken suddenly to express an emotion. Oh!, Look out! and Ow! are exclamations. He gave an exclamation of surprise. She took his hand and made an exclamation of shock. See related entries: Linguistic devices Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin exclamatio(n-), from exclamare ‘shout out’, from ex- ‘out’ + clamare ‘to shout’.
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