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Meaning of "exclamation mark" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EXCLAMATION MARK

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXCLAMATION MARK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Exclamation mark is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EXCLAMATION MARK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Exclamation mark

The exclamation point or exclamation mark is a punctuation mark usually used after an interjection or exclamation to indicate strong feelings or high volume, and often marks the end of a sentence. Example: “Watch out!” Similarly, a bare exclamation mark is often used in warning signs. The mark can also be used at the beginning of a word instead of at the end. For example, several computer languages use "!" for logical negation; e.g. "!A" means "the logical negation of A", also called "not A". There are many other specialized uses of this mark, such as in mathematics where it denotes the factorial operation.

Definition of exclamation mark in the English dictionary

The definition of exclamation mark in the dictionary is the punctuation mark ! used after exclamations and vehement commands. Other definition of exclamation mark is this mark used for any other purpose, as to draw attention to an obvious mistake, in road warning signs, beside the notation of a move considered a good one, as a symbol of the factorial function, or occurring with an existential quantifier.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXCLAMATION MARK

excl.
exclaim
exclaimer
exclamation
exclamation point
exclamational
exclamative
exclamatorily
exclamatory
exclaustration
exclave
exclosure
excludability
excludable
exclude
excluded middle
excludee
excluder
excludible
excluding

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXCLAMATION MARK

black mark
bookmark
check mark
class mark
easy mark
hash mark
high-water mark
identification mark
low-water mark
make one´s mark
minute mark
on your mark
order mark
pass mark
punctuation mark
question mark
quotation mark
reference mark
skid mark
stretch mark
the mark

Synonyms and antonyms of exclamation mark in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «exclamation mark» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXCLAMATION MARK

Find out the translation of exclamation mark to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of exclamation mark from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «exclamation mark» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

感叹号
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

signo de admiración
570 millions of speakers

English

exclamation mark
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विस्मयादिबोधक चिह्न
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَلَامَةُ تَعَجُّبٍ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

восклицательный знак
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ponto de exclamação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিস্ময়বোধক চিহ্ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

point d’exclamation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

tanda seru
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ausrufezeichen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

感嘆符
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

느낌표
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tandha seru
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dấu chấm than
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆச்சரியக்குறி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उद्गारवाचक चिन्ह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ünlem işareti
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

punto esclamativo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wykrzyknik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

знак оклику
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

semn de exclamație
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θαυμαστικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uitroepteken
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

utropstecken
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

utropstegn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of exclamation mark

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXCLAMATION MARK»

The term «exclamation mark» is regularly used and occupies the 71.313 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXCLAMATION MARK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about exclamation mark

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QUOTES WITH «EXCLAMATION MARK»

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Joey Santiago
It's always nice to end your sentences with an exclamation mark, and not a comma.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXCLAMATION MARK»

Discover the use of exclamation mark in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to exclamation mark and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Exclamation Mark
A punctuation mark feels bad that he doesn't fit in with the others until a friend reveals the possibilities that exist when differences are accepted.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, 2013
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The Exclamation Mark
Written when Chekhov was on the verge of becoming a literary celebrity, this is an enlightening new selection that reveals the author’s often neglected comic talents.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, 2008
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Great Grammar Lessons that Work: Using Poems, Picturebooks, ...
Since emphasizing is attractive to students, they do tend to overuse the exclamation mark. So teaching them proper use of the exclamation mark is important! As with teaching the question mark, starting off with the contrast between English ...
Lee Karnowski, 2000
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Access 2007 Bible
That is the purpose of the dot and exclamation point as operator identifiers. These symbols clarify which field to use. The ! (exclamation) operator The exclamation mark (!) is used. When A Few Words about Controls and Properties you create ...
Michael R. Groh, Joseph C. Stockman, Gavin Powell, 2011
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Cataloging with AACR2 and MARC21
a question mark (C), an exclamation mark (!), or a hyphen (-)" MARC 21 Bibliographic. Print version. Intro, p. 6. NOTES: INDEX —A— A (Cataloging tool), 2-1 A + rule Cataloging with AACR2 and MARCH (11/24/2006) A-7 Appendix C End of ...
Deborah Angela Fritz, 2007
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Punctuation Thesaurus English Language
The interjection is inherently dramatic and usually stands alone, demanding that an exclamation mark (!) follow it; in fact, when writing fiction the exclamation mark may even come at midsentence. The author Lewis Carroll used this technique ...
Howard Lauther, 1991
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to ...
he muttered, pressing down hard on the pen. And the phantom exclamation mark disappears. Most of us can't remember a time before we learned to punctuate. We perhaps remember learning to read and to spell, but not the moment when we ...
Lynne Truss, 2004
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The Ruby Programming Language
An exclamation mark at the end of a method name is used to indicate that caution is required with the use of the method. A number of core Ruby classes define pairs of methods with the same name, except that one ends with an exclamation  ...
David Flanagan, Yukihiro Matsumoto, 2008
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A Dictionary of Literary Devices: Gradus, A-Z
Contrast among English-speaking actors the wishing of ill luck in order to pre- empt disaster: 'Break a leg!' EXCLAMATION A form of assertion* characterized graphically by an exclamation mark (see expressive punctuation*), and orally by a ...
Bernard Marie Dupriez, Albert W. Halsall, 1991
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Sams Teach Yourself XML in 10 Minutes
1 shows an XML representation of the exclamation mark in hexadecimal and decimal notation, as well the literal exclamation mark character. Listing 6.1 Exclamations.xml: Expressing Characters in Hexadecimal and Decimal <?xml version= ...
Andrew H. Watt, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXCLAMATION MARK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term exclamation mark is used in the context of the following news items.
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Doctor Who series 9: the full trailer, September start date
(It's a four exclamation mark kind of jealousy). Filming for series nine is currently taking place in the Teide National Park in Tenerife, home to a ... «Den Of Geek, Jul 15»
2
Golden era for ball in the area
A medal at these Pan Am Games would put a huge exclamation mark on a fantastic career. Fehrman is also a Team Canada veteran and is ... «www.norfolknews.ca/, Jul 15»
3
Plus: Telling LOLs apart, avoiding flirts on the Caledonian Sleeper …
Irony or humour is hard to convey in a text message hence the young insert emoticoms, the words 'haha' or even an exclamation mark. LOL as ... «Spectator.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
DDoS ransom notes: why paying up will get you nowhere
That will put you on the exploitable victim list with a big exclamation mark after your name. > See also: How organisations can eliminate the ... «Information Age, Jul 15»
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Mario Kart 8: This Will Never Happen But We Need These …
Just before getting hit by a spiky blue shell a big exclamation mark should come over his head. Of course he should also be forced to drive in a ... «moviepilot.com, Jul 15»
6
Mullins beats Inglis and Slater
Round 18 is the exclamation mark on the story as Mullins scored four remarkable tries in Canberra's 52-16 win over Newcastle. Would you ... «Fox Sports, Jul 15»
7
Summerville continues domination of District 7 tournament with 12-1 …
Summerville Parks Field put an exclamation mark on their total domination of the District 7 tournament competition during this week's ... «Berkeley Independent, Jul 15»
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State of Origin 2015: NSW Blues silenced by a champion …
To put an exclamation mark on their night, Queensland champion Johnathan Thurston kicked nine goals from nine attempts. What else would ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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Stan Wawrinka vs Richard Gasquet, Wimbledon 2015 - as it happened
And now Wawrinka goes long on the backhand! Two set points for Gasquet! And Wawrinka double faults! Exclamation mark! Two sets all. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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The history of the word 'bad', Chapter 2
My parenthesis with an exclamation mark is needed because, according to some sources, Old English also had bædan “to defile” with short æ, ... «OUPblog, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Exclamation mark [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/exclamation-mark>. Mar 2020 ».
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