v. ex·claimed, ex·claim·ing, ex·claims
To cry out suddenly or vehemently, as from surprise or emotion: The children exclaimed with excitement.
To express or utter (something) suddenly or vehemently: exclaimed her surprise.
[French exclamer, from Latin exclāmāre : ex-, ex- + clāmāre, to call; see kelə-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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