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interjection

noun     /ˌɪn.təˈdʒek.ʃən/ US  /-t̬ɚ-/ formal
[C or U] an occasion when someone interrupts someone else , or the interruptions themselves: Her controversial speech was punctuated with noisy interjections from the audience .Interrupting and preventing from speaking [C] specialized language a word that is used to show a short sudden expression of emotion : " Hey !" is an interjection.Parts of speech Grammar:Interjections (ouch, hooray)We use interjections to express emotions such as pleasure, surprise, shock and disgust. Most interjections are just sounds, rather than actual words, and come at the beginning or at the end of what we say. Interjections are more common in speaking than in writing:
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