Definition of Exclamation mark

1. Noun. A punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation.

Exact synonyms: Exclamation Point
Generic synonyms: Punctuation, Punctuation Mark



Definition of Exclamation mark

1. Noun. Punctuation mark “!” (used to denote excitement, surprise or shock). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exclamation Mark

excitotoxicity
excitotoxin
excitotoxins
excitotoxity
excitovascular
exclaim
exclaimed
exclaimer
exclaimers
exclaimeth
exclaiming
exclaims
exclam
exclamation
exclamation-mark
exclamation mark (current term)
exclamation marks
exclamation point
exclamation point hair
exclamation points
exclamational
exclamations
exclamative
exclamatorily
exclamatory
exclame
exclave
exclaves
exclosure
exclosures

Literary usage of Exclamation mark

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Modern Punctuation: Its Utilities and Conventions by George Summey (1919)
"THE exclamation mark The exclamation mark has been variously called the note of ... But since the exclamation mark properly used is not a nuisance, ..."

2. The Writing of English by John Matthews Manly, Edith Rickert (1920)
"exclamation mark 163. After any sentence, part of sentence, or word, which is used as strongly exclamatory. 164. When an interjection is used to emphasize ..."

3. Text, Type and Style: A Compendium of Atlantic Usage by George Burnham Ives, Atlantic monthly press, inc., Boston (1921)
"... The exclamation mark The exclamation mark is used after an interjection standing alone, ... exclamation mark."

4. Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshop by Jeff Anderson (2005)
"AKA Overuse of exclamation mark. Student Error Behind the Error Don't use it (an exclamation point) unless you must to achieve a certain effect. ..."

5. The Mechanics of Writing: A Compendium of Rules Regarding Manuscript by Edwin Campbell Woolley (1909)
"When a quotation mark and a question or exclamation mark both follow the same word, (a) the question or exclamation mark should stand first if it applies to ..."

6. Aldine First Language Book for Grades Three and Four by Catherine Turner Bryce, Frank Ellsworth Spaulding (1913)
"XII THE exclamation mark In studying the story, " What Frightened the ... See just where each exclamation mark is used. Tell yourself why each is used. ..."

7. Lessons in the Speaking and Writing of English by John Matthews Manly, Eliza Randall Simmons Bailey, Edith Rickert (1922)
"How is the exclamation mark used? Often we may use either a period or an exclamation mark; but the period means that the'words should be read quietly, ..."

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