ecphonesis vs exclamation what difference

what is difference between ecphonesis and exclamation

English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἐκφώνησις (ekphṓnēsis, pronunciation, exclamation)

Noun

ecphonesis (usually uncountable, plural ecphoneses)

  1. (rhetoric) Exclamation.
  2. (Greek Orthodox Christianity) The part of the service spoken in an audible tone.

Synonyms

  • interjection


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French exclamation, from Latin exclamatio, from ex (out) + clamare (I cry out)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛkskləˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

exclamation (countable and uncountable, plural exclamations)

  1. A loud calling or crying out, for example as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc.
  2. A word expressing outcry; an interjection
  3. (linguistics) A clause type used to make an exclamatory statement: What a mess they made!; How stupid I was!
  4. The sign “!” by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked.

Synonyms

  • (punctuation “!”): exclamation mark, exclamation point

Derived terms

  • exclamation mark, exclamation point

Related terms

Translations

Further reading

  • exclamation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • exclamation in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • Coatlán Mixe

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin exclamatio, exclamationem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛk.skla.ma.sjɔ̃/

Noun

exclamation f (plural exclamations)

  1. exclamation (cry of joy)

Derived terms

  • point d’exclamation

Related terms

  • exclamer

Further reading

  • “exclamation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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