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Meaning of EXCLAIM

Pronunciation:  ik'skleym

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
  2. [v]  state or announce; "`I am not a Communist,' " he exclaimed; "The King will proclaim an amnesty"

EXCLAIM is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: call out, cry, cry out, outcry, proclaim, promulgate, shout
 See Also: clarion, declare, express, gee, give tongue to, trumpet, utter, verbalise, verbalize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex*claim"\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Exclaimed}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Exclaiming}.] [L. exclamare, exclamatum; ex +
    clamare to cry out; cf. OF. exclamer. See {Clam}.]
    To cry out from earnestness or passion; to utter with
    vehemence; to call out or declare loudly; to protest
    vehemently; to vociferate; to shout; as, to exclaim against
    oppression with wonder or astonishment; ``The field is won!''
    he exclaimed.
  2. \Ex*claim"\, n.
    Outcry; clamor. [Archaic]
          Cursing cries and deep exclaims.         --Shak.
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