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interjection

[in-ter-jek-shuh n] /ˌɪn tərˈdʒɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of interjecting.
2.
something interjected, as a remark.
3.
the utterance of a word or phrase expressive of emotion; the uttering of an exclamation.
4.
Grammar.
  1. any member of a class of words expressing emotion, distinguished in most languages by their use in grammatical isolation, as Hey! Oh! Ouch! Ugh!
  2. any other word or expression so used, as Good grief! Indeed!
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English interjeccio(u)n < Latin interjectiōn- (stem of interjectiō). See interject, -ion
Related forms
interjectional, interjectural
[in-ter-jek-cher-uh l] /ˌɪn tərˈdʒɛk tʃər əl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
interjectionally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for interjectional

interjection

/ˌɪntəˈdʒɛkʃən/
noun
1.
a word or remark expressing emotion; exclamation
2.
the act of interjecting
3.
a word or phrase that is characteristically used in syntactic isolation and that usually expresses sudden emotion; expletive interj.
Derived Forms
interjectional, interjectory, interjectural, adjective
interjectionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for interjectional

interjection

n.

early 15c., from Middle French interjection (Old French interjeccion, 13c.), from Latin interiectionem (nominative interiectio) "a throwing or placing between," noun of action from past participle stem of intericere, from inter- "between" (see inter-) + -icere, comb. form of iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)).

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interjectional in Culture

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A brief exclamation, often containing only one word: “Oh!” “Gee!” “Good grief!” “Ouch!”

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