exclamation mark - exclamation point

exclamation mark - exclamation point
In British English, the punctuation mark used as the end of an exclamation (!) is called an exclamation mark. In American English, it is called an exclamation point. See entry at ↑ Punctuation.
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  • 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 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

  • exclamation point — noun a punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation • Syn: ↑exclamation mark • Hypernyms: ↑punctuation, ↑punctuation mark * * * noun, pl ⋯ points [count] US : a punctuation mark ! used to show a forceful way of speaking or a strong feeling… …   Useful english dictionary

  • exclamation point — noun Date: 1824 1. a mark ! used especially after an interjection or exclamation to indicate forceful utterance or strong feeling 2. a distinctive indication of major significance, interest, or contrast < the game put an exclamation point on the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exclamation point — Admiration Ad mi*ra tion, n. [F., fr. L. admiratio. See {Admire}.] 1. Wonder; astonishment. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Season your admiration for a while. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exclamation point — 1. the sign (!) used in writing after an exclamation. 2. this mark sometimes used in writing two or more times in succession to indicate intensity of emotion, loudness, etc.: Long live the Queen!! 3. this mark sometimes used without accompanying… …   Universalium

  • exclamation point — noun The symbol ! (an exclamation mark) Syn: exclamation mark, shriek, pling …   Wiktionary

  • exclamation point — excla mation ,point or ,excla mation ,mark noun count the symbol ! used in writing to show that the words that come before it are an exclamation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • exclamation point — exclama′tion point n. the sign (!) used in writing after an exclamation or interjection, expressing strong emotion or astonishment, or to indicate a command Also called exclama′tion mark . Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • exclamation point — punctuation mark (!) used at the end of a sentance to indicate strong feeling or to emphasize that which was stated …   English contemporary dictionary

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