InterjectionIn`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.
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lexical unit; word; term[Classe]
élément de la phrase (fr)[DomainDescrip.]
interjection (n.) [linguistics]
mettre entre deux choses (fr)[Classe]
disrupt, interrupt - break up, cut down, cut in, cut off, disrupt, interrupt - falsification, misrepresentation - interjection, interpellation, interpolation, interposition - insertion, interpolation - counterfeiter, falsifier, forger - interposition, intervention, knifing-through - ejaculation, exclamation, interjection[Dérivé]
bruit fort (fr)[Classe]
mettre entre deux choses (fr)[Classe]
call out, cry, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout - interposition, intervention, knifing-through - interjection, interpellation, interpolation, interposition - ejaculation, exclamation, interjection - ejaculator[Dérivé]
exclamation; ejaculation; interjection[ClasseHyper.]
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In grammar, an interjection or exclamation is a word used to express an emotion or sentiment on the part of the speaker (although most interjections have clear definitions). Filled pauses such as uh, er, um are also considered interjections. Interjections are typically placed at the beginning of a sentence.
An interjection is sometimes expressed as a single word or non-sentence phrase, followed by a punctuation mark. The isolated usage of an interjection does not represent a complete sentence in conventional English writing. Thus, in formal writing, the interjection will be incorporated into a larger sentence clause. It also can be a reply to a question or statement.
Conventions like Hi, Bye and Goodbye are interjections, as are exclamations like Cheers! and Hooray!. In fact, like a noun or a pronoun, they are very often characterized by exclamation marks depending on the stress of the attitude or the force of the emotion they are expressing. Well (a short form of "that is well") can also be used as an interjection: "Well! That's great!" or "Well, don't worry." Much profanity takes the form of interjections. Some linguists consider the pro-sentences yes, no, amen and okay as interjections, since they have no syntactical connection with other words and rather work as sentences themselves. Expressions such as "Excuse me!", "Sorry!", "No thank you!", "Oh dear!", "Hey that's mine!", and similar ones often serve as interjections. Interjections can be phrases or even sentences, as well as words, such as "Oh!" or "Wowee!".
Several English interjections contain sounds that don't (or very rarely) exist in regular English phonological inventory. For example:
("attention!") may contain a glottal stop [ʔ] or a [ɦ] in any dialect of English; the glottal stop is common in American English, some British dialects, and in other languages, such as German.
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