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.

/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.
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.)).

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

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