EXCLAIM

exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shout

(verb) 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”

proclaim, exclaim, promulgate

(verb) state or announce; “‘I am not a Communist,’ he exclaimed”; “The King will proclaim an amnesty”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Verb

exclaim (third-person singular simple present exclaims, present participle exclaiming, simple past and past participle exclaimed)

(intransitive) To cry out suddenly, from some strong emotion.

(transitive) To say suddenly and with strong emotion.

Synonyms

• See also shout

Noun

exclaim (plural exclaims)

(obsolete) Exclamation; outcry, clamor.

Source: Wiktionary


Ex*claim", v. t.& i. [imp. & p. p. Exclaimed;p. pr. & vb. n. Exclaiming.] Etym: [L. exclamare, exclamatum; ex + clamare to cry out; cf. OF. exclamer. See Clam.]

Definition: 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.

Ex*claim", n.

Definition: Outcry; clamor. [Archaic] Cursing cries and deep exclaims. Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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