Interjection definition

ĭntər-jĕkshən
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A sudden, short utterance; an ejaculation.
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Something interjected, as a word or phrase.
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The act of interjecting.
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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!”

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The part of speech that usually expresses emotion and is capable of standing alone.
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An interruption; something interjected.
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Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, such as Ugh! or Wow!
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A word, esp. an exclamation, inserted into an utterance without grammatical connection to it (Ex.: ah! I declare!)
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Any of a class of words used independently in this way (Ex.: ouch! well! pow! arf!)
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(grammar) An exclamation or filled pause; a word or phrase with no particular grammatical relation to a sentence, often an expression of emotion.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
interjection
Plural:
interjections

Origin of interjection

  • From Old French interjection (13c.), from Latin interiectiōnem, accusative singular of interiectiō (“throwing or placing between; interjection”), perfect passive participle of intericiō (“throw or place between”), from inter (“between”) + iaciō (“throw”).

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