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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·cla·ma·tion /ˌɛkskləˈmeʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·cla·ma·tion n.
 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) 2.0

      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: