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- n. Exclamation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An animated or passionate exclamation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In rhetoric, a figure which consists in the use of an exclamation, question, or other form of words used interjectionally to express some sudden emotion, such as joy, sorrow, fear, wonder, indignation, anger, or impatience. Also called exclamation.
- n. In the Gr. Ch., one of those parts of the service which are said by the priest or officiant in an audible or elevated voice.
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- n. an exclamatory rhetorical device
From Ancient Greek ἐκφώνησις (ekphonesis, "pronunciation, exclamation") (Wiktionary)