Apostrophe vs Exclamation - What's the difference?

apostrophe | exclamation |


As nouns the difference between apostrophe and exclamation

is that apostrophe is while exclamation is a loud calling or crying out; outcry; loud or emphatic utterance; vehement vociferation; clamor; that which is cried out, as an expression of feeling; sudden expression of sound or words indicative of emotion, as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc.

apostrophe

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) apostrophe, or (etyl) apostrophus, from (etyl) .

Alternative forms

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Noun

(en noun)
  • (orthography) The text character , which serves as a punctuation mark in various languages and as a diacritical mark in certain rare contexts.
  • Derived terms
    * greengrocer's apostrophe
    Usage notes
    In English, the apostrophe is used to mark the possessive or to show the omission of letters or numbers.
    See also
    * (wikipedia)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) apostrophe, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (rhetoric) A sudden exclamatory piece of dialogue addressed to someone or something, especially absent.
  • Derived terms
    * apostrophically

    exclamation

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A loud calling or crying out; outcry; loud or emphatic utterance; vehement vociferation; clamor; that which is cried out, as an expression of feeling; sudden expression of sound or words indicative of emotion, as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc.
  • A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief.
  • A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; – also called an exclamation point.
  • Derived terms

    * exclamation mark * exclamation point

    Anagrams

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