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Meaning of interjection by Wiktionary Dictionary

interjection


    Etymology

    From Old French interjection ( 13c. ), from Latin interiectiōnem, accusative singular of interiectiō ( “throwing or placing between; interjection” ), perfect passive participle of intericiō ( “throw or place between” ), from inter ( “between” ) + iaciō ( “throw” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ɪn.təˈdʒɛk.ʃən/, X-SAMPA: /In.t@"dZEk.S@n/
    • ( US ) enPR: ĭn'tər.jĕkʹshən, IPA: /ˌɪn.tɚˈdʒɛk.ʃən/, X-SAMPA: /%In.t@`"dZEk.S@n/
    • Rhymes: -ɛkʃən

    Noun

    interjection ( plural: interjections )

    1. ( grammar ) An exclamation or filled pause; a word or phrase with no particular grammatical relation to a sentence, often an expression of emotion .
    2. An interruption; something interjected

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Explanation of interjection by Wordnet Dictionary

interjection


    Noun
    1. the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts

    2. an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion