Associations to the word «Exclaim»


EXCLAIM, verb. (intransitive) To cry out suddenly, from some strong emotion.
EXCLAIM, noun. (obsolete) Exclamation; outcry, clamor.

Dictionary definition

EXCLAIM, verb. 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".
EXCLAIM, verb. State or announce; "`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed"; "The King will proclaim an amnesty".

Wise words

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Mark Twain