interjection

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in·ter·jec·tion

noun \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

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

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