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exclamation mark ( ! )
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Noun

Singular
ecphoneme

Plural
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ecphoneme ({{{1}}})
  1. (obsolete) A symbol, !, comprising a line and a dot below, signifying the end of a sentence that is an exclamation.
    • 1858, Goold Brown, The Grammar of English Grammars, fourth edition, Samuel S. and William Wood, page 800,
      The Ecphoneme, or Note of Exclamation, is used to denote а pause with some strong emotion of admiration, joy, grief, or other feeling; and, as a sign of great wonder, it is sometimes, though not very elegantly, repeated....
    • 1913, Frank H. Vizetelly, The Preparation of Manuscripts for the Printer, fifth revised edition, Funk & Wagnalls Company, page 51,
      The note of exclamation or ecphoneme is used after a word or phrase to express sudden emotion, and is sometimes repeated for emphasis.


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