: an ejaculatory utterance usually lacking grammatical connection: such as
: a word or phrase used in exclamation (such as Heavens! Dear me!)
: a cry or inarticulate utterance (such as Alas! ouch! phooey! ugh!) expressing an emotion
: the act of uttering exclamations : ejaculation
: the act of putting in between : interposition
interjections such as “oh,” “alas,” and “wow” a chorus of angry interjections greeted the announcement that our flight would be delayed
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