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interjection

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noun in·ter·jec·tion \ˌint-ər-ˈjek-shən\

Simple Definition of interjection

  • grammar : a spoken word, phrase, or sound that expresses sudden or strong feeling

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of interjection

  1. 1 a :  the act of uttering exclamations :  ejaculation b :  the act of putting in between :  interposition

  2. 2 :  an ejaculatory utterance usually lacking grammatical connection: as a :  a word or phrase used in exclamation (as Heavens! Dear me!) b :  a cry or inarticulate utterance (as Alas! ouch! phooey! ugh!) expressing an emotion

  3. 3 :  something that is interjected or that interrupts

Examples of interjection in a sentence

  1. interjections such as oh, alas, and wow

  2. <a chorus of angry interjections greeted the announcement that our flight would be delayed>



15th Century

First Known Use of interjection

15th century

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INTERJECTION Defined for Kids

interjection

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noun in·ter·jec·tion \ˌin-tər-ˈjek-shən\

Definition of interjection for Students

  1. 1 :  a word or cry (as “ouch”) expressing sudden or strong feeling

  2. 2 :  the act of inserting or including something





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