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
indicative of emotion, as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger,
Exclamations against abuses in the
Thus will I drown your
A festive exclamation not unsuited to the
2. (Rhet.) A word expressing outcry;
an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or
3. (Print.) A mark or sign by which
outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; -- called also