Definition of interjection in English:

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interjection

Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈjekSH(ə)n/

noun

1An abrupt remark, made especially as an aside or interruption.
Example sentences
  • Conversely, the interjection of an apology into this situation yields several ameliorative results.
  • My colleague John Key interjects with the best interjection of all.
  • When a person asking a question chooses to make an unnecessary and offensive remark, he is inviting an interjection at that point.
1.1An exclamation, especially as a part of speech, e.g., ah! or dear me!.
Example sentences
  • In English, conjunctions, determiners, interjections, particles, and pronouns are grammatical words.
  • I am working on a book about the parts of speech - that's right, nouns, verbs, interjections and all the rest.
  • Two significant categories, of course - an article lacking interjections and pronouns, for example, would not pack the punch of one without any nouns or verbs.

Derivatives

interjectional

Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈjekSH(ə)nl/
adjective

Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin interjectio(n-), from the verb interjicere (see interject).

Words that rhyme with interjection

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