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interjection

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

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

Full Definition of INTERJECTION

1
a :  the act of uttering exclamations :  ejaculation
b :  the act of putting in between :  interposition
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
:  something that is interjected or that interrupts
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Examples of INTERJECTION

  1. interjections such as oh, alas, and wow
  2. <a chorus of angry interjections greeted the announcement that our flight would be delayed>

First Known Use of INTERJECTION

15th century

Related to INTERJECTION

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile
INTERJECTION Defined for Kids

interjection

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

Definition of INTERJECTION for Kids

1
:  a word or cry (as ouch) expressing sudden or strong feeling
2
:  the act of inserting or including something

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