What is Interjection?

What is Interjection?

Interjection is a part of speech in English language.

An interjection is a word that expresses a strong emotion.

It expresses emotion of joy, sorrow, excitement, wonder surprise, pain, sadness, happiness, and so on.

e.g. Oh, Wow, Hurrah, Alas, Ouch, Oops, Aha, Yahoo, Eww, e.t.c.


  • Hurrah! We won the game!                       (Emotion of joy)
  • Alas! I failed the exam!                              (Emotion of sorrow)
  • Wow! What a beautiful car!                       (Emotion of surprise)
  • Oh! I forgot to bring my purse!                  (Emotion of sorrow)
  • Ouch! It hurts!                                              (Emotion of pain)
  • Eww! It tastes so bad!                                 (Emotion of disliking)
  • Yahoo! I got a job!                                        (Emotion of joy)
  • Huh! I don’t care!                                          (Emotion of scorn)

Interjections are usually specific words such as ‘Hurrah, Wow, Oh, Ouch, Huh’. Apart from these specific words, some nouns and adjectives are also sometimes used as interjections.

Adjectives used as Interjections


  • Great! You helped the poor!
  • Nice!  You played very well!
  • Good! We can use it.
  • Sweet! It looks so cute.

⇒ Nouns used as Interjections


  • Congratulations! You got a job!
  • Hello! How are you?
  • Man! Where were you?

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