Interjection In`ter*jec"tion, n. [L. interjectio: cf. F. interjection. See {Interject}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of interjecting or throwing between; also, that which is interjected. [1913 Webster]

The interjection of laughing. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. (Gram.) A word or form of speech thrown in to express emotion or feeling, as O! Alas! Ha ha! Begone! etc. Compare {Exclamation}. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

How now! interjections? Why, then, some be of laughing, as, ah, ha, he! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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