Examples of interjection in a Sentence
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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Mbappe plays up front so his interjections are by nature more occasional, yet also more instantly destructive.
There are no pauses, few adverbs, and, most notably, few interjections by Faye.
The group’s distinctive bird-like interjections — scerrrrrl! — still accent most songs.
The orchestra also faces technical hurdles, from the unusual tuning asked of the concertmaster and principal viola, to melodic interjections from a quartet of ocarinas that produce a sound similar to an ensemble of treble voices.
Franz’s fate unfurls around the Weimar era’s famously down-at-the-heels Alexanderplatz, and Döblin intersperses his story with overheard conversations, weather reports, advertisements, parallel mini-narratives and interjections by the narrator.
Dinur and the orchestra moved through wailing wind solos, splashy brass lines, fascinating percussion interjections and rich string-section textures with agility and musical freedom.
Several revelations in the play, which is not easy to watch, emotionally, were accompanied by vocal interjections from the audience.
Milagro has considerately created subtitles to accompany the production, but with rapid speech and witty interjections a many, the subtitles often lacked in pace or translation.
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What is an interjection?
An interjection is a word or phrase that is grammatically independent from the words around it, and mainly expresses feeling rather than meaning.
Oh, what a beautiful house!
Uh-oh, this looks bad.
Well, it's time to say good night.
Actually, um, it's not my dog.
Shoot. I thought I'd fixed that.
I can't believe I lost the key! Ugh!
Interjections are common in speech and are much more common in electronic messages than in other types of writing.
INTERJECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of interjection for English Language Learners
grammar : a spoken word, phrase, or sound that expresses sudden or strong feeling
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