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.
n 1: an abrupt excited utterance; "she gave an exclamation of
delight"; "there was much exclaiming over it" [syn: exclaiming]
2: a loud complaint or protest or reproach
3: an exclamatory rhetorical device; "O tempore! O mores" [syn: