What is an interjection word
Interjection words are fun words that are used in the English language. They are used to express strong emotions, and feelings and are always followed by an exclamation mark. They are grammatically independent and devoid of any literal meaning. Rather, these words take the meaning of the emotion that is associated with them. These words are common in speech and more common in text messages and social media. Usually, but not always, interjection words are used at the beginning of a sentence to express joy, sadness, surprise, judgment, pain or disgust.
Interjection words can be used in as many ways and for as many emotions an individual wants to express. There are many kinds of interjection words that are used for different emotions.
• Interjection words for Greetings are Hi!, Hello! For example,
Hello! how do you do?
Hi! How may I help you?
• Interjection words for Bidding Farewell are Bye! Goodbye! See Ya! For example,
It was lovely to have you over, see ya!
We are finished with our work. Goodbye!
• Interjection words for Joy are used to express happiness, such as Yay! Hurray! Wow! Hallelujah!
Wow! You did an amazing job.
Our team won. Yay!
Hurray! We are off from work tomorrow.
I passed my exam. Hallelujah!
• Interjection words for Praise are used to express approval/ praise such as Bravo! Holy Smokes!
Holy smokes! You look ravishing.
Bravo! You passed your license exam.
• Interjection words for Attention are used for garnering attention such as Look! Shhh! Hey!
Hey! I am talking to you.
It’s a library. Shhh!
Look! It’s a shooting star.
• Interjection words for surprise, are used to express the surprise for a certain thing. For example, What! Aaah! Ohh! Wow!
What! You have not watched that movie.
Aaah! I did not know it was a bank holiday.
Wow! You are a blackbelt in karate, I did not know that.
• Interjection words for pain/grief are Ouch! Ah! Oh!
Ouch! You stepped on my toe.
My grandmother passed away, my heart. Oh!
• Interjection words for when in Doubt or Uncertain are Hmm! Umm! Aaa!
Umm! Let me think through it.
Aaa! I might not make it to your party.
• Interjection words for disagreement, impatience, or when angry are Fiddlesticks! Nooo! Blimey!
Fiddlesticks! I forgot my bag at home.
Nooo! I cannot wait for another day.
The world is not flat. Blimey!
Below is a list of interjection words that we usually use and hear in our daily life.
- gee whiz
- good grief
- holy buckets
- holy cow
- holy smokes
- hot dog
- I say
- leave it out
- My goodness
- My word
- No way
- oh dear
- oh my
- oh well
- quel surprise
- Tsk tsk
- very well