HyperDic: exclamation

English > 3 senses of the word exclamation:
NOUNcommunicationexclamation, exclaimingan abrupt excited utterance
communicationexclamationa loud complaint or protest or reproach
communicationexclamation, ecphonesisan exclamatory rhetorical device
exclamation > pronunciation
Soundseh.ksklahmey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > exclamation: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn abrupt excited utterance.
Example"she gave an exclamation of delight"
Synonymexclaiming
Narrowerdevil, deuce, dickensA word used in exclamations of confusion
ejaculation, interjectionAn abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion
expostulationAn exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof
Broaderutterance, vocalizationThe use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Spanishexclamación
Catalanexclamació
Verbsexclaimutter aloud
English > exclamation: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA loud complaint or protest or reproach.
Broadercomplaint(formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow
English > exclamation: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningAn exclamatory rhetorical device.
Synonymecphonesis
Broaderrhetorical deviceA use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
Spanishecfonesis, ecphonesis, exclamación
Catalanecphonesis, exclamació
Verbsexclaimstate or announce

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