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"exclaim" in British English

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exclaimverb [I]

uk   us   /ɪkˈskleɪm/
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 indelight upon ​hearing the ​news.

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(Definition of exclaim from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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exclaimverb

 us   /ɪkˈskleɪm/
to say or ​shout something ​suddenly because of ​surprise, ​fear, ​pleasure, etc.: [I] She exclaimed with ​delight when she ​saw the ​baby.
(Definition of exclaim from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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