exclamation exclamation  /ˌɛksklə ˈmeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an abrupt excited utterance
  2. (n) a loud complaint or protest or reproach
  3. (n) an exclamatory rhetorical device

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Rather than a philosopher, he was a walking exclamation mark, a tight, craggy man with a halo of silvery hair and a jawbone that projected awesome willpower and a volcanic temper.
  2. A giant panda would be the perfect diplomatic exclamation point to the visit.
  3. We are, as a social network, all so awesome that we will soon not be able to type the number 1, because we will have worn out the exclamation point that shares its key.

News

  1. SPORTS: Florence softball and NBC baseball players win sectional titles

    Northern Burlington County Regional High School baseball and Florence Township Memorial Regional High School softball have put exclamation points on their incredible seasons.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Register-News

  2. Hakeem Nicks is in the building for Giants minicamp

    The Giants will have one of their starting wideouts with them today when they take the field for mandatory minicamp. Giants punter Steve Weatherford just tweeted out a photo of wide receiver Hakeem Nicks sitting in the locker room, providing visual confirmation (and using three exclamation marks to convey his glee). It makes sense that…
    on June 11, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

  3. Breaking Down Super Prospect Yasiel Puig's Full Swing Mechanics, Plate Approach

    It's incorrect to call him Yasiel Puig . Referring to the Los Angeles Dodgers rookie phenom requires full exclamation, like so: Yasiel Puig ! That's what happens when a 22-year-old top prospect out of Cuba makes his introduction to Major League Baseball the way that Yasiel Puig —sorry, Yasiel Puig !—has, hitting four homers and driving in 10 runs in his first five games. No surprise, then, that ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "Definitely the exclamation point in his career was the two championships at the end, and I have tremendous faith that I will be a world champion," Rodriguez said. "What better place to do it than in New York?"
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Alex Rodriguez Source: ESPN

  2. "Our backs were against the wall, but it didn't happen," Kolzig told the newspaper. "I said to myself: 'My time here in Washington has passed. They've chosen to go in a different direction, and this was the exclamation point on it.' "
    on May 9, 2008 By: Olaf Kolzig Source: NBC 4.com

  3. The financial meltdown "puts an exclamation point on the challenges we're facing and every state is facing now," said Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, a Republican seeking his fourth two-year term in office.
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Jim Douglas Source: International Herald Tribune

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