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Meaning of INTERJECTION

Pronunciation:  `intur'jekshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
  2. [n]  an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion
 

INTERJECTION is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: ejaculation, interpellation, interpolation, interposition
 
 See Also: break, disruption, exclaiming, exclamation, gap, interruption

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
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