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interjection Line breaks: inter|jec¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɪntəˈdʒɛkʃ(ə)n/

Definition of interjection in English:


1An abrupt remark, especially as an aside or interruption: barracking and interjections from the protesters
More 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.
exclamation, ejaculation, sudden utterance, cry, shout, roar, call
1.1An exclamation, especially as a part of speech (e.g. ah!, 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.


Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəˈdʒɛkʃ(ə)n(ə)l/


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

Words that rhyme with interjection

abjection, affection, circumspection, collection, complexion, confection, connection, convection, correction, defection, deflection, dejection, detection, direction, ejection, election, genuflection, imperfection, infection, inflection, injection, inspection, insurrection, interconnection, intersection, introspection, lection, misdirection, objection, perfection, predilection, projection, protection, refection, reflection, rejection, resurrection, retrospection, section, selection, subjection, transection, vivisection
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