- the act of interjecting.
- something interjected, as a remark.
- the utterance of a word or phrase expressive of emotion; the uttering of an exclamation.
- any member of a class of words expressing emotion, distinguished in most languages by their use in grammatical isolation, as Hey! Oh! Ouch! Ugh!
- any other word or expression so used, as Good grief! Indeed!
Origin of interjection
Examples from the Web for interjection
I brought him back as if from a fit of epilepsy by the interjection of the word, "Siren."
Nothing could be liker him than the interjection, as is most meet.Spare Hours
The interjection came as if it were the outcome of sudden passion.Cutlass and Cudgel
George Manville Fenn
"Spy or agent," said the Chamberlain, little abashed at the interjection.Doom Castle
Her modulation of grief, in her plaintive pronunciation of the interjection, Oh!Venice Preserved
- a word or remark expressing emotion; exclamation
- the act of interjecting
- a word or phrase that is characteristically used in syntactic isolation and that usually expresses sudden emotion; expletiveAbbreviation: interj.
Word Origin and History for interjection
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!”