Definitions

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  • adj. In the form of an exclamation; exclamatory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Exclamatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing exclamation; exclamatory.

Etymologies

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Compare French exclamatif.

Examples

  • After my short stay in Taiwan, I see that as more necessary than multiplying the romanizations everyone I met with at least an elementary education mastered the zhuyin kana, but was unable to use properly one single existing romanization system; in the papers or personal messages, final exclamative particles are written directly in zhuyin fuhao, and the fact that many young people now exchange emails entirely written with that system prompted a new debate on alphabetization and the disappearance of hanzi.

    languagehat.com: SHIH SHIH.

  • "wow, this soup is really salty!", but the anarthrous exclamative "salty soup!" doesn't seem to me to work.

    Language Log

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