interjection

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From Old French interjection (13c.), from Latin interiectiōnem, accusative singular of interiectiō (throwing or placing between; interjection), perfect passive participle of intericiō (throw or place between), from inter (between) + iaciō (throw).

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interjection (plural interjections)

  1. (grammar) An exclamation or filled pause; a word or phrase with no particular grammatical relation to a sentence, often an expression of emotion.
    • 1988, Andrew Radford, chapter 10, Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 533:
      Some evidence confirming our suspicions that topicalised and dislocated constituents occupy different sentence positions comes from Greenberg (1984). He notes that in colloquial speech the interjection man can occur after dislocated constituents, but not after topicalised constituents: cf.
      (21) (a)      Bill, man, I really hate him (dislocated NP)
      (21) (b)    Bill, man, I really hate (topicalised NP)
  2. An interruption; something interjected

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French[edit]

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interjection f (plural interjections)

  1. (grammar) interjection

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interjection f (oblique plural interjections, nominative singular interjection, nominative plural interjections)

  1. exclamation

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