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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exclamation  \Ex`cla*ma"tion\,  n.  [L.  exclamatio:  cf  F. 
  exclamation.] 
  1.  A  loud  calling  or  crying  out  outcry;  loud  or  emphatic 
  utterance;  vehement  vociferation;  clamor;  that  which  is 
  cried  out  as  an  expression  of  feeling;  sudden  expression 
  of  sound  or  words  indicative  of  emotion,  as  in  surprise, 
  pain,  grief,  joy,  anger,  etc 
 
  Exclamations  against  abuses  in  the  church.  --Hooker. 
 
  Thus  will  I  drown  your  exclamations.  --Shak. 
 
  A  festive  exclamation  not  unsuited  to  the  occasion. 
  --Trench. 
 
  2.  (Rhet.)  A  word  expressing  outcry;  an  interjection;  a  word 
  expressing  passion,  as  wonder,  fear,  or  grief. 
 
  3.  (Print.)  A  mark  or  sign  by  which  outcry  or  emphatic 
  utterance  is  marked;  thus  [!];  --  called  also  {exclamation 
  point}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exclamation 
  n  1:  an  abrupt  excited  utterance;  "she  gave  an  exclamation  of 
  delight";  "there  was  much  exclaiming  over  it"  [syn:  {exclaiming}] 
  2:  an  exclamatory  rhetorical  device;  "O  tempore!  O  mores"  [syn: 
  {ecphonesis}] 




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