A mark (!) used to indicate an exclamation. German Brown.
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bang (slang) exclamation mark exclamation point
ecphoneme (plural ecphonemes) (obsolete) A symbol, !, comprising a vertical line and a dot below, signifying the end of a sentence that is an exclamation. 1858, Goold Brown, The Grammar of English Grammars, fourth edition, Samuel S. and William Wood, page 800, The Ecphoneme, or Note of Exclamation, is used to denote а pause with some strong emotion of admiration, joy, grief, or other feeling; and, as a sign of great wonder, it is sometimes, though not very elegantly, repeated.... 1913, Frank H. Vizetelly, The Preparation of Manuscripts for the Printer, fifth revised edition, Funk & Wagnalls Company, page 51, The note of exclamation or ecphoneme is used after a word or phrase to express sudden emotion, and is sometimes repeated for emphasis.
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