Definition of exclamation mark in English:

exclamation mark

(North American exclamation point)


  • A punctuation mark (!) indicating an exclamation.

    • ‘If no password is set for an account, the column is marked by an asterisk or an exclamation mark, depending on the distribution.’
    • ‘The exclamation point in the previous sentence indicates my excitement for the next project.’
    • ‘The most difficult ski slopes are marked with a yellow exclamation point.’
    • ‘The safety alert symbol, the triangle with the exclamation mark, indicates that a human injury hazard exists.’
    • ‘And make no mistake, that's an exclamation mark rather than a question mark at the end of the sentence.’
    • ‘Brian's life and death provided punctuation to the teaching that we are saved by grace and not works, and that punctuation was an exclamation point!’
    • ‘The warning sign also has an exclamation mark in a black triangle.’
    • ‘But this time Clay remembered his punctuation: he put an exclamation point at the end of Archie Moore.’
    • ‘It's the dash that keeps you going, the semi-colon that facilitates an introduction and the exclamation mark that emphasises moments of exaltation.’
    • ‘A whole sentence can be emphasized as an order (Put the book on the table!), the exclamation mark implying anger, insistence, loudness, or any combination of these.’
    • ‘‘You can ask a question or make an exclamation point, all using your body,’ Dolphina explains.’
    • ‘A kiss can be a comma, a question mark, or an exclamation point.’
    • ‘Yahoo!, in keeping with its punctuation-including name, adds the exclamation point as a special operator.’
    • ‘The authors of the classic ‘Tom Swift’ adventures for boys loved the exclamation point and the adverb.’
    • ‘The double exclamation point denotes that you think your concerns are more important than anyone else's.’
    • ‘A more rhetorical device, at times productive of uncertainty, is the sequence of nominal phrases thrown out with no explanatory verb and capped with an exclamation mark.’
    • ‘Least favourite punctuation of the week: The exclamation mark.’
    • ‘I use the exclamation mark to indicate that I have not entirely lost all sense of proportion - it is only a book after all - but what a book it could have been.’
    • ‘His father has punctuated the message with an exclamation mark.’
    • ‘The exclamation mark underscores the narrator's sarcastic tone.’
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exclamation mark