- The definition of an interjection is a grammatical term for a word used to express an emotion.
An example of an interjection is someone saying, “oh!”
- the act of interjecting
- something interjected, as a word or phrase
- an exclamation inserted into an utterance without grammatical connection to it (Ex.: ah! I declare!)
- any of a class of words used in this way (Ex.: ouch! well!)
Origin: Middle English interjeccioun from Middle French interjection from Classical Latin interjectio
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- A sudden, short utterance; an ejaculation.
- Abbr. interj. or int.a. The part of speech that usually expresses emotion and is capable of standing alone.b. Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, such as Ugh! or Wow!
- inˌter·jecˈtion·al adjective
- inˌter·jecˈtion·al·ly adverb
interjection - Cultural Definition
A brief exclamation, often containing only one word: “Oh!” “Gee!” “Good grief!” “Ouch!”