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exclamation point

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.

    Thus will I drown your exclamations.

    A festive exclamation not unsuited to the occasion.

  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.

exclamation point

Admiration \Ad`mi*ra"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. admiratio. See Admire.]

  1. Wonder; astonishment. [Obs.]

    Season your admiration for a while.

  2. Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of a beautiful woman, of a landscape, of virtue.

  3. Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy.

    Now, good Lafeu, bring in the admiration.

    Note of admiration, the mark (!), called also exclamation point.

    Syn: Wonder; approval; appreciation; adoration; reverence; worship.

exclamation point

n. 1 The symbol '''!''' (an ''exclamation mark''). 2 (label en figurative) A shape like an exclamation point; elongated.

exclamation point

n. a punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation [syn: exclamation mark]

Exclamation point
  1. redirect Exclamation mark

Usage examples of "exclamation point".

The knife was sticking out of his chest like an exclamation point.

I remembered the knife like an exclamation point in the vamp’.

The Terran word pulsated at them, black letters on orange, large, plain capital letters, underlined, with an exclamation point.

The last page of notes contained only some numbers-8, 12, 1, 11, and 26 writ large, and underlined with an exclamation point and question mark.

There was one of those silences that sounded like it contained an exclamation point.

Standing still, he cast his eye around and noticed, on the endless beds of snow, a black mark, an exclamation point drawn in India ink on the white horizon, though the illumination did not show whether the horizon was a bank of windblown drifts or a bank of clouds.

Red flowers in a red vase provided an exclamation point to the room.

Cougar broke in, his tone thoughtful, the cigarette between his lips bobbing like an exclamation point on every syllable.

The ship was a silver exclamation point to their relief and welcome.