Definitions for: Interjection

[n] the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
[n] an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion

Webster (1913) Definition: In`ter*jec"tion, n. [L. interjectio: cf. F.
interjection. See Interject.]
1. The act of interjecting or throwing between; also, that
which is interjected.

The interjection of laughing. --Bacon.

2. (Gram.) A word or form of speech thrown in to express
emotion or feeling, as O! Alas! Ha ha! Begone! etc.
Compare Exclamation.

An interjection implies a meaning which it would
require a whole grammatical sentence to expound, and
it may be regarded as the rudiment of such a
sentence. But it is a confusion of thought to rank
it among the parts of speech. --Earle.

How now! interjections? Why, then, some be of
laughing, as, ah, ha, he! --Shak.

Synonyms: ejaculation, interpellation, interpolation, interposition

See Also: break, disruption, exclaiming, exclamation, gap, interruption

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