What does interjection mean?

Definitions for interjection
ˌɪn tərˈdʒɛk ʃənin·ter·jec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ejaculation, interjectionnoun

    an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion

  2. interjection, interposition, interpolation, interpellationnoun

    the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts


  1. interjectionnoun

    An exclamation or filled pause; a word or phrase with no particular grammatical relation to a sentence, often an expression of emotion.

  2. interjectionnoun

    An interruption; something interjected

  3. Etymology: From interjection (13c.), from interiectionem, accusative singular of interiectio, perfect passive participle of intericio, from inter + iacio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Interjectionnoun

    1.A part of speech that discovers the mind to be seized or affected with some passion: such as are in English, O! alas! ah! John Clarke Lat. Gram.

    Etymology: interjection, Fr. interjectio, Latin.

    Their wild natural notes, when they would express their passions, are at the best but like natural interjections, to discover their passions or impressions. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.

    Laughing causeth a continued expulsion of the breath, with the loud noise which maketh the interjection of laughing. Francis Bacon.


  1. Interjection

    An interjection is a word or expression that occurs as an utterance on its own and expresses a spontaneous feeling or reaction. It is a diverse category, encompassing many different parts of speech, such as exclamations (ouch!, wow!), curses (damn!), greetings (hey, bye), response particles (okay, oh!, m-hm, huh?), hesitation markers (uh, er, um), and other words (stop, cool). Due to its diverse nature, the category of interjections partly overlaps with a few other categories like profanities, discourse markers, and fillers. The use and linguistic discussion of interjections can be traced historically through the Greek and Latin Modistae over many centuries.


  1. interjection

    An interjection is a part of speech that shows the emotion or feeling of the author. These words or phrases can stand alone or be placed before or after a sentence. Often, an interjection is followed by an exclamation point. Examples include "Wow!," "Ouch!," "Hey!," and "Ah!"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interjectionnoun

    the act of interjecting or throwing between; also, that which is interjected

  2. Interjectionnoun

    a word or form of speech thrown in to express emotion or feeling, as O! Alas! Ha ha! Begone! etc. Compare Exclamation

  3. Etymology: [L. interjectio: cf. F. interjection. See Interject.]


  1. Interjection

    In grammar, an interjection or exclamation is a word used to express an emotion or sentiment on the part of the speaker. Filled pauses such as uh, er, um are also considered interjections. Interjections are often placed at the beginning of a sentence. An interjection is sometimes expressed as a single word or non-sentence phrase, followed by a punctuation mark. The isolated usage of an interjection does not represent a complete sentence in conventional English writing. Thus, in formal writing, the interjection will be incorporated into a larger sentence clause. Interjection as a Figure of Speech refers to the use of one word. For example, lawyers in the United States of America traditionally say: Objection! or soldiers: Fire!.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interjection in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interjection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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