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!
- in·ter·jec·tion·al, in·ter·jec·tur·al [in-ter-jek-cher-uhl], /ˌɪn tərˈdʒɛk tʃər əl/, adjective
- in·ter·jec·tion·al·ly, adverb
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How to use interjection in a sentence
This again was used equally to denote a potentate of either sex, until at last we find the interjection dame!A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
She flashed a glance and an interjection upon him which checked the words upon his lips.Mysterious Mr. Sabin | E. Phillips Oppenheim
Mr. Morsfield renewed his interjection vehemently, for an apology to his politeness in breaking from Mrs. Pagnell.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete | George Meredith
With this final characteristic interjection, Leslie sauntered out of the instructors room without troubling to say good-bye.Marjorie Dean College Freshman | Pauline Lester
The strange varying tones of musical interjection and interrogation were pitiful to hear.Rhoda Fleming, Complete | George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for interjection
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; expletive: Abbreviation: interj.
- interjectional, interjectory or interjectural, adjective
- interjectionally, adverb
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Cultural definitions for interjection
A brief exclamation, often containing only one word: “Oh!” “Gee!” “Good grief!” “Ouch!”
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