Meaning of exclamation point
- the sign (!) used in writing after an exclamation.
- this mark sometimes used in writing two or more times in succession to indicate intensity of emotion, loudness, etc.: Long live the Queen!!
- this mark sometimes used without accompanying words in writing direct discourse to indicate a speaker's dumbfounded astonishment:(!) Also called “His wife just gave birth to quintuplets.”
- exclamation point (Thesaurus)