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exclaim

verb [I] uk   /ɪkˈskleɪm/ us  
C2 to say or shout something suddenly because of surprise, fear, pleasure, etc.: [+ speech] "You can't leave now!" she exclaimed. [+ speech] "Nonsense!" he exclaimed in disgust. She exclaimed in delight upon hearing the news.
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