AskDefine | Define interjectional

Extensive Definition

An interjection is a part of speech that usually has no grammatical connection with the rest of the sentence and simply expresses emotion 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 generally uninflected function words and have sometimes been seen as sentence-words, because they can replace or be replaced by a whole sentence (they are holophrastic). Sometimes, however, interjections combine with other words to form sentences, but not with finite verbs.
Interjections are used when the speaker encounters events that cause these emotions — unexpectedly, painfully, surprisingly, or in many other sudden ways. However, several languages have interjections that cannot be related to emotions.
The word "interjection" literally means "thrown in between" from the Latin inter ("between") and iacere ("throw").
Interjections are words used to express strong feeling or sudden emotion. They are included in a sentence usually at the start to express a sentiment such as surprise, disgust, joy, excitement or enthusiasm.
Interjections show excitement, and emotion. They generally come at the start of a sentence followed by an exclamation point, or by a comma if the feeling's not as strong.
Some examples of interjections are, "Oh!" and "Wow!", etc.

See also

interjectional in Bosnian: Uzvici
interjectional in Bulgarian: Междуметие
interjectional in Chuvash: Междомети
interjectional in Czech: Citoslovce
interjectional in Danish: Udråbsord
interjectional in German: Interjektion
interjectional in Spanish: Interjección
interjectional in Esperanto: Interjekcio
interjectional in French: Interjection
interjectional in Scottish Gaelic: Clisgear
interjectional in Galician: Interxección
interjectional in Croatian: Usklici
interjectional in Indonesian: Interjeksi
interjectional in Italian: Interiezione
interjectional in Kazakh: Одағай
interjectional in Latin: Interiectio
interjectional in Lithuanian: Jaustukas
interjectional in Malayalam: വ്യാക്ഷേപകം
interjectional in Malay (macrolanguage): Kata seru
interjectional in Dutch: Tussenwerpsel
interjectional in Japanese: 感動詞
interjectional in Norwegian: Interjeksjon
interjectional in Norwegian Nynorsk: Interjeksjon
interjectional in Polish: Wykrzyknik (część mowy)
interjectional in Portuguese: Interjeição
interjectional in Russian: Междометие
interjectional in Simple English: Interjection
interjectional in Slovak: Citoslovce
interjectional in Serbian: Узвици
interjectional in Swedish: Interjektion
interjectional in Turkish: Ünlem (dil bilgisi)
interjectional in Ukrainian: Вигук
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