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exclamatory

[ik-sklam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪkˈsklæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
using, containing, or expressing exclamation:
an exclamatory sentence.
2.
pertaining to exclamation.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin exclāmāt(us) called out (see exclamation) + -ory1
Related forms
exclamatorily, adverb
nonexclamatory, adjective
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Word Origin and History for exclamatorily

exclamatory

adj.

1590s, from Latin exclamat-, past participle stem of exclamare (see exclaim) + -ory.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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