From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexclaimex‧claim /ɪkˈskleɪm/ ●○○ verb [intransitive, transitive] writtenSAYto say something suddenly and loudly because you are surprised, angry, or excited‘No!’ she exclaimed in shock.► see thesaurus at say→ See Verb table
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exclaim• ""What a beautiful house!'' she exclaimed.• "Wow!" exclaimedBobby, "Great car!"• Even the much-travelled Portia paused in the ripple of her chatter to exclaim her appreciation.• ''Aha'!', he exclaimed triumphantly. ''We knew you'd come''.