Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “exclamation” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
- A loud calling or crying out, for example as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc.
- 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 3, page 45:
- "And now, my dearest Lucy, collect yourself, for all depends upon our own resources." Such were the whispered exclamations with which Francesca cheered her trembling companion, whose courage was not heightened by the darkness and stillness around them as they proceeded on their hazardous enterprise.
- A word expressing outcry; an interjection
- (linguistics) A clause type used to make an exclamatory statement: What a mess they made!; How stupid I was!
- The sign "!" by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked.
- “exclamation” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “exclamation” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
exclamation f (plural exclamations)
- exclamation (cry of joy)