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interjection

An interjection, also known as an exclamation, is a word, phrase, or sound used to convey an emotion such as surprise, excitement, happiness, or anger. Interjections are very common in spoken English, but they appear in written English as well. Capable of standing alone, they are grammatically unrelated to any other part of a sentence.
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in·ter·jec·tion

 (ĭn′tər-jĕk′shən)
n.
1. A sudden, short utterance; an ejaculation.
2. 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!

in′ter·jec′tion·al adj.
in′ter·jec′tion·al·ly adv.

interjection

(ˌɪntəˈdʒɛkʃən)
n
1. (Grammar) a word or remark expressing emotion; exclamation
2. the act of interjecting
3. (Grammar) a word or phrase that is characteristically used in syntactic isolation and that usually expresses sudden emotion; expletive. Abbreviation: interj.
ˌinterˈjectional, ˌinterˈjectionary, ˌinterˈjectory, ˌinterˈjectural adj
ˌinterˈjectionally adv

in•ter•jec•tion

(ˌɪn tərˈdʒɛk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of interjecting.
2. something interjected, as a remark.
3. the utterance of a word or phrase expressive of emotion.
4.
a. a member of a class of words typically used in grammatical isolation to express emotion, as Hey! Oh! Ouch! Ugh!
b. any other word or expression so used, as Good grief! Indeed! Abbr.: interj.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
in`ter•jec′tion•al, in`ter•jec′to•ry (-tə ri) adj.
in`ter•jec′tion•al•ly, adv.

interjection

A part of speech or expression that can make sense when uttered alone, for example, “Hello.”
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interjection - an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion
exclaiming, exclamation - an abrupt excited utterance; "she gave an exclamation of delight"; "there was much exclaiming over it"
2.interjection - the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
disruption, interruption, gap, break - an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"

interjection

noun exclamation, cry, ejaculation, interpolation, interposition the insensitive interjections of the disc jockey
Translations
تَعَجُّبمُلاحَظَه إعْتِراضِيَّه أو تَعَجُّبيَّه
citoslovcezvolání
udråbsordindskududbrududråb
huudahdushuudahdussana
indulatszóközbevetés
upphrópuninnskot, athugasemd
感嘆詞間投詞
interiectio
jaustukas
izsauksmes vārdsstarpsauciens
citoslovcezvolanie
vzklik
söz arasında söylemeünlem

interjection

[ˌɪntəˈdʒekʃən] N (= exclamation) → exclamación f (Ling) → interjección f; (= insertion) → interposición f

interjection

[ˌɪntərˈdʒɛkʃən] ninterjection f
the moronic interjections of the disc jockey → les interjections de demeuré du disc-jockey

interjection

n (= exclamation)Ausruf m; (Ling also) → Interjektion f; (= remark)Einwurf m

interjection

[ˌɪntəˈdʒɛkʃn] ninteriezione f

interjection

(intəˈdʒekʃən) noun
1. a word or words, or some noise, used to express surprise, dismay, pain or other feelings and emotions. Oh dear! I think I've lost my key; Ouch! That hurts!
2. the act of interjecting something.
ˌinterˈject verb
to say (something) which interrupts what one, or someone else, is saying.
References in classic literature ?
said my aunt, with a perfect shake on the contemptuous interjection.
Newman uttered an imprecation which, though brief--it consisted simply of the interjection "Oh
But this interjection appeared to him so absurd that he was at a loss how to deal with it.
Inspector Gregory was full of his case, and poured out a stream of remarks, while Holmes threw in an occasional question or interjection.
Powderell, a retired iron-monger of some standing--his interjection being something between a laugh and a Parliamentary disapproval; "we must let you have your say.
At such intervals, after a few moments of abstraction, Ralph would mutter some peevish interjection, and apply himself with renewed steadiness of purpose to the ledger before him, but again and again the same train of thought came back despite all his efforts to prevent it, confusing him in his calculations, and utterly distracting his attention from the figures over which he bent.
Then silent, scarcely uttering an interjection of admiration, they gazed, they contemplated.
At the sight of this phenomenon, the fat boy uttered an interjection, the ladies a scream, and the gentleman an oath, almost simultaneously.
With this interjection, the knife descended on the puff, and it was in two, but the result was not satisfactory to Tom, for he still eyed the halves doubtfully.
Flinging this final interjection at Miss Sally with immeasurable scorn and contempt, Sampson Brass thrust his head into his desk, as if to shut the base world from his view, and breathed defiance from under its half-closed lid.
It was, however, succeeded by another and another strain, each in a higher key, until they grew on the ear, first in long drawn and often repeated interjections, and finally in words.
After casting her eyes around, as if to look for the aid which was nowhere to be found, and after a few broken interjections, she raised her hands to heaven, and burst into a passion of uncontrolled vexation and sorrow.