spontaneous exclamation

spontaneous exclamation

n. a sudden statement caused by the speaker having seen a surprising, startling or shocking event, (such as an accident or a death), or having suffered an injury. Even though the person who made the spontaneous exclamation is not available (such as he/she is dead or missing), a person who heard the exclamation may testify about it as an exception to the rule against "hearsay" evidence. The reason is that such an exclamation lacks planning and is assumed to have the ring of truth to it. Examples: "Chauncey shot me," "my leg is broken," "the blue Chevrolet hit me." (See: hearsay)

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It's a measure of the musical's ineffectiveness that the most spontaneous exclamation of delight, notwithstanding the ovation-on-demand that greets the finale, was a boisterous catcall sent from the balcony when Jack man doffed his shirt and stood topless for a moment, a mischievous, mock-bashful grin on his face.
As he paints, his engaging personality sometimes bursts through with spontaneous exclamations, such as "Look at that
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