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EXCLAIM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exclaim mean? 

EXCLAIM (verb)
  The verb EXCLAIM has 2 senses:

1. utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
2. state or announce

  Familiarity information: EXCLAIM used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXCLAIM (verb)


Sense 1exclaim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

call out; cry out; exclaim; outcry; cry; shout

Context examples:

'I won!' he exclaimed / 'Help!' she cried / 'I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost

Hypernyms (to "exclaim" is one way to...):

express; give tongue to; utter; verbalise; verbalize (articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exclaim"):

gee (give a command to a horse to turn to the right side)

aah; ooh (express admiration and pleasure by uttering 'ooh' or 'aah')

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They exclaim that there was a traffic accident


Sense 2exclaim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

State or announce

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

promulgate; exclaim; proclaim

Context examples:

'I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed / The King will proclaim an amnesty

Hypernyms (to "exclaim" is one way to...):

declare (state emphatically and authoritatively)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exclaim"):

declare (proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against)

trumpet (proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet)

clarion (proclaim on, or as if on, a clarion)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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