exclamatory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj exclamatory sudden and strong "an emphatic no"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Exclamatory Containing, expressing, or using exclamation; as, an exclamatory phrase or speaker.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • exclamatory Using exclamation: as, an exclamatory speaker.
    • exclamatory Containing or expressing exclamation: as, an exclamatory phrase.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Exclamatory containing or expressing exclamation
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. exclamer—L. exclamāre, -ātumex, out, clamāre, to shout.

Usage

In literature:

The mark of exclamation is placed after sentences which, though interrogatory in form, are really exclamatory.
""Stops"" by Paul Allardyce
Then there was noise enough of an exclamatory, feminine kind.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
At length, also, the monologue ends; soon after, succeeded by a short exclamatory phrase, in voice louder and more earnest.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
These exclamatory phrases caused me to raise my eyes.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
They gazed round in amazement, each giving vent to his feelings in his own peculiar exclamatory grunt, or gasp, or cough.
"The Wild Man of the West" by R.M. Ballantyne
The room was always shown to exclamatory visitors, who told Mr. Pemberton that he was almost too good.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
She had an abrupt, exclamatory way of speaking that forced back all that Germinie would have liked to confide to her.
"Germinie Lacerteux" by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
In the paragraph beginning at the bottom of page 42, what advantage is there in the exclamatory sentences?
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
I quite excited Monsieur Voisin by my exclamatory entrance.
"Against Odds" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Occasionally I would find myself with some stranger, and we would exchange brief exclamatory remarks.
"Gold" by Stewart White
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In news:

Reads the doubly exclamatory crawl across the bottom of Filbert 's relatively new website—but that's not quite true.
An original painting by Keith Haring covers the lobby at Germano Studios in downtown NYC, the artist's trademark exclamatory lines and dancing figures conveying a frenzied, emotive experience.
Reads the doubly exclamatory crawl across the bottom of Filbert's relatively new website—but that's not quite true.
Given that nearly universal sentiment, I suspected that volunteers would come out of the woodwork when it came time to evaluate the offerings at this week's exclamatory eatery: Holy Cow, Cupcakes.
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