exclaiming vs exclamation what difference

what is difference between exclaiming and exclamation

English

Pronunciation

Verb

exclaiming

  1. present participle of exclaim

Noun

exclaiming (plural exclaimings)

  1. exclamation
    • 1907, Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Shuttle
      The singular half hour under the trees by the pool, spent, after the first hysteric moments were over, in vague exclaimings and questions []


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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