Exclamation (definition)

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A syntactic element of a sentence, which expresses a particular emotion, usually surprise, but also anger, sadness etc. Sometimes exclamations are also called interjections, because they are injected into a sentence and provide more added semantic meaning than syntactic meaning. Examples, in English include, Oh! Wow! No! Please!etc. They are typically marked with an exclamation point and are said with a raised intonation.

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  • Crystal, David (1999) The Penguin Dictionary of Language. London: Penguin.
  • Matthews, P. H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.