1. [syn: exclamation, exclaiming]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Exclaim \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!"
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an abrupt excited utterance; "she gave an exclamation of
delight"; "there was much exclaiming over it" [syn: