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interjection


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interjection  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  interjection 
  n  1:  an  abrupt  emphatic  exclamation  [syn:  {ejaculation}] 
  2:  an  action  or  remark  that  interrupts  [syn:  {interposition},  {interpolation}] 




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