Definition of exclaim verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

exclaim

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪkˈskleɪm//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exclaim
 
he / she / it exclaims
 
past simple exclaimed
 
-ing form exclaiming
 
 
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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. synonyms at call Thesauruscallcry out exclaim blurt (out)These words all mean to shout or say something loudly or suddenly.call to shout or say something loudly to attract someone'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 (out) to say something suddenly and without thinking carefully enough:He blurted out the answer.Patterns to call/cry out/exclaim/blurt out (something) to somebody to call/cry out for somebody/something to cry out/exclaim/blurt out in/with something to call/cry out/exclaim/blurt out suddenly to call/cry out/exclaim/burst out loudly
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