Definition of interject
- interject a remark
“That's an interesting idea,” he interjected, “but I don't think you've considered all of the details.”
She listened to us, interjecting remarks every so often.
If I may interject, I have things I'd like to add.
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According to its Latin roots, interject ought to mean literally "throw between". For most of the word's history, however, the only things that have been interjected have been comments dropped suddenly into a conversation. Interjections are often humorous, and sometimes even insulting, and the best interjections are so quick that the conversation isn't even interrupted.
: to interrupt what someone else is saying with (a comment, remark, etc.)
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