Definitions for: Exclaim


[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"
[v] state or announce; "`I am not a Communist,' " he exclaimed; "The King will proclaim an amnesty"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Ex*claim", n.
Outcry; clamor. [Archaic]

Cursing cries and deep exclaims. --Shak.

Synonyms: call out, cry, cry out, outcry, proclaim, promulgate, shout

See Also: clarion, declare, express, gee, give tongue to, trumpet, utter, verbalise, verbalize

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