♦ exclamation

♦ exclamation
♦ exclamation /ɛkskləˈmeɪʃn/
n.
1 esclamazione
2 (gramm.) esclamazione
● (gramm.) exclamation mark (o USA exclamation point), punto esclamativo.

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  • exclamation — [ ɛksklamasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1311; lat. exclamatio, de exclamare 1 ♦ Cri, paroles brusques exprimant de manière spontanée une émotion, un sentiment. ⇒ interjection. Pousser des exclamations. ⇒ s exclamer. Retenir, étouffer une exclamation. Une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • exclamation — late 14c., from M.Fr. exclamation, from L. exclamationem (nom. exclamatio), noun of action from pp. stem of exclamare cry out loud (see EXCLAIM (Cf. exclaim)). The punctuation symbol known as the exclamation point (1824) or exclamation mark… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Exclamation — may refer to:* Exclamation mark, the punctuation mark ! * Exclamation, an emphatic sentence * Exclamation, an emphatic interjection * Exclamation, a statement against penal interest in criminal law …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exclamation mark — exclamation marks N COUNT An exclamation mark is the sign ! which is used in writing to show that a word, phrase, or sentence is an exclamation. [BRIT] (in AM, use exclamation point) …   English dictionary

  • Exclamation point hair — is a key diagnostic finding in a disorder called alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is patchy baldness (alopecia means baldness and areata means occurring in patches) which typically begins with patchy hair loss on the scalp and sometimes… …   Medical dictionary

  • exclamation mark — (N. Amer. exclamation point) ► NOUN ▪ a punctuation mark (!) indicating an exclamation …   English terms dictionary

  • exclamation mark — In ordinary writing, the exclamation mark (!) should be used sparingly, and in particular should not be used to add a spurious sense of drama or sensation to writing that is otherwise undramatic or unsensational, or to signal the humorous intent… …   Modern English usage

  • exclamation — Exclamation. s. f. v. Le cry que l on fait par admiration, par joye, par indignation &c. Faire une exclamation. faire des exclamations, de grandes exclamations …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • exclamation point — ☆ exclamation point or exclamation mark n. a mark (!) used after a word or sentence in writing or printing to express surprise, strong emotion, determination, etc …   English World dictionary

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