Interjections are words or phrases used to express sudden or strong emotions and feelings or reactions. such as surprise, joy, anger, pain, or fear. They are typically used independently, outside of a sentence’s grammatical structure, and often followed by an exclamation mark (!).
- Aah – Aah, that feels good.
- Abracadabra – Abracadabra, now you see it, now you don’t.
- Ach – Ach, my back hurts.
- Ack – Ack, I have a cold.
- Achoo – Achoo, excuse me.
- Ah – Ah, that’s better.
- Ahem – Ahem, let’s get started.
- Aha – Aha, I found it!
- Ahoy – Ahoy, matey!
- Alas – Alas, we lost the game.
- All aboard – All aboard, next stop, New York.
- Alleluia – Alleluia, praise the Lord.
- Aloha – Aloha, welcome to Hawaii.
- Amen – Amen, let it be so.
- Amigo – Amigo, how are you?
- Are you kidding me? – Are you kidding me? That’s amazing!
- As if – As if, like that’s going to happen.
- Attaboy – Attaboy, good job!
- Attagirl – Attagirl, well done!
- Aww – Aww, that’s so cute.
- Ay – Ay, caramba!
- Aye – Aye, captain!
- Bada bing – Bada bing, bada boom.
- Bah – Bah, humbug!
- Bam – Bam, there it is.
- Bazinga – Bazinga, fooled you!
- Behold – Behold, the king has arrived.
- Bingo – Bingo, we have a winner.
- Blah – Blah, blah, blah.
- Blast – Blast, I forgot my phone.
- Blerg – Blerg, I feel sick.
- Bless you – Bless you, after someone sneezes.
- Boo-Boo, you stink!
- Boo hoo – Boo hoo, I’m crying.
- Bravo – Bravo, great performance!
- Brr – Brr, it’s cold outside.
- Buh-bye – Buh-bye, see you later.
- Bullseye – Bullseye, you got it right.
- Bye – Bye, have a good day.
- Bye-bye – Bye-bye, see you soon.
Characteristics of Interjections
- Interjections express emotions: Interjections are used to express a wide range of emotions, such as surprise, joy, anger, pain, fear, excitement, and so on.
- They stand alone: Interjections are not grammatically connected to the rest of the sentence. They can stand alone as a single word or a phrase.
- They are punctuated with exclamation marks: Interjections are often followed by an exclamation mark to indicate the strong emotion being expressed.
- We can repeat them for emphasis: Interjections can be repeated for emphasis, such as “Wow! Wow! That’s amazing!”
- They are universal: Interjections are used across languages and cultures, often with similar meanings and expressions.
- They are also versatile: Interjections can be used in various ways, such as to greet someone, to express joy/surprise, approval/disapproval, agreement/disagreement, excitement/enthusiasm, anger/frustration, confusion/uncertainty, pain/discomfort, fear/worry to show gratitude/admiration.
A to Z Interjection Words List
- Gee whiz
- Holy cow
- Holy mackerel
- Holy smoke
- Holy Toledo
- Holy moley
- Jolly good
- Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat
- Leapin’ lizards
- My goodness
- My word
- Nanny nanny boo boo
- No way
- No worries
- Nom nom
- Oh dear
- Oh my
- Oh my gosh
- Oh no
- Oh well
- Oh wow
- Pish posh
- Say what
- See ya
- Take that
- That’s it
- That’s right
- There there
- Tough luck
- Up yours
Table of Interjections with Examples
|1||Ahh||used to express pleasure or satisfaction||Ah, this soup is delicious!|
|2||Alas||used to express sadness or regret||Alas! we lost the game.|
|3||Alright||used to indicate agreement or acceptance||Alright, I’ll go with you to the concert.|
|4||Aha||used to express sudden realization or understanding||Aha, now I understand what you’re saying.|
|5||Ahem||used to clear the throat and get someone’s attention||Ahem! excuse me, could you repeat that?|
|6||Ay||used to express agreement or affirmation||Ay, that’s a good point!|
|7||Bravo||used to express praise or admiration||Bravo, that was an amazing performance!|
|8||Boo||used to express disapproval or dissatisfaction||Boo, that movie was terrible!|
|9||Blast||used to express frustration or annoyance||Blas! I left my phone at home.|
|10||Blimey||used to express surprise or disbelief||Blimey, I can’t believe you did that!|
|11||Boo||used to express disapproval or to startle someone||Boo! that was a terrible performance.|
|12||Brr||used to express feeling cold or shivering||Brr, it’s freezing in here!|
|13||Cha-ching||used to express financial success or victory||Cha-ching, I just got a big bonus!|
|14||Cheers||used to toast or celebrate something||Cheers, to a successful project!|
|15||Cool||used to express approval or admiration||Cool, I love your new car!|
|16||Darn||used to express frustration or disappointment||Darn, I missed the last train!|
|17||Eww||used to express disgust||Eww, this food is gross!|
|18||Eek||used to express fear or surprise||Eek, there’s a spider on the wall!|
|19||Eureka||used to express a sudden discovery or breakthrough||Eureka, I’ve found the solution to the problem!|
|20||Eep||used to express surprise or alarm||Eep, I almost hit that car!|
|21||Gosh||used to express surprise or amazement||Gosh, that’s a huge cake!|
|22||Gosh darn it||used to express frustration or annoyance||Gosh darn it, I spilled my coffee!|
|23||Ha||used to express amusement or satisfaction||Ha, that’s hilarious!|
|24||Hallelujah||used to express joy or relief||Hallelujah, the exam is finally over!|
|25||Hey||used to get someone’s attention||Hey! can you pass the salt?|
|26||Heavens||used to express surprise or disbelief||Heavens, that’s a lot of money!|
|27||Hmm||used to express thinking, uncertainty, or consideration||Hmm! I’m not sure about that idea.|
|28||Hmmm||used to express thought or consideration||Hmmm, I’m not sure about that idea.|
|used to express celebration or victory||Hooray, we made it to the top!|
|30||Hurray||used to express excitement or joy||Hurray, we won the game!|
|31||Huh||used to express confusion or surprise||Huh, I didn’t know that!|
|32||Holy moly||used to express surprise or amazement||Holy moly, that’s a huge diamond!|
|33||Huh||used to express confusion or disbelief||Huh! I don’t understand what you mean.|
|34||Hurrah||used to express joy or celebration||Hurrah, it’s your birthday!|
|35||Indeed||used to express agreement or confirmation||Indeed, that’s a great idea!|
|36||Jeez||used to express annoyance or exasperation||Jeez! can’t you be more careful?|
|37||Jeepers||used to express surprise or excitement||Jeepers, that’s a fancy car!|
|38||Mercy||used to express surprise or disbelief||Mercy, he’s too talented!|
|39||Mmm||used to express enjoyment of food or drink||Mmm, this pizza is delicious!|
|40||My goodness||used to express surprise or admiration||My goodness, You look stunning!|
|41||No way||used to express disbelief or disagreement||No way, I don’t believe you!|
|42||Nuts||used to express frustration or disappointment||Nuts! I forgot my phone at home.|
|43||Oh||used to express surprise or disappointment||Oh no, I forgot my keys!|
|44||Oh my God||often used to express surprise, shock, or disbelief.||Oh my God, I can’t believe it!|
|45||Oops||used to acknowledge a mistake or accident||Oops, I dropped my phone!|
|46||Oh boy||used to express excitement or anticipation||Oh boy, I can’t wait to go on vacation!|
|47||Oh dear||used to express concern or sympathy||Oh dear, I’m sorry to hear that.|
|48||Oh my||used to express surprise or amazement||Oh my, that’s a beautiful sunset!|
|49||Oh no||used to express dismay or concern||Oh no, I think I broke my phone!|
|50||Oopsie||used to acknowledge a minor mistake or accident||Oopsie, I dropped my pen!|
|51||Ooh||used to express interest or excitement||Ooh! what’s in this package?|
|52||Oops||used to acknowledge a minor mistake or accident||Oops! I spilled my drink.|
|53||Owo||used to express pain or discomfort||Owo, I burnt my hand!|
|54||Ouch||used to express pain or discomfort||Ouch, that hurts!|
|55||Phew||used to express relief||Phew! that was a close call.|
|56||Phooey||used to express frustration or disappointment||Phooey, I missed the bus!|
|57||Psst||used to get someone’s attention secretly||Psst! over here.|
|58||Rats||used to express frustration or disappointment||Rats, I missed my flight!|
|59||Righto||used to express agreement or acknowledgment||Righto! I understand what you want to say.|
|60||Shh||used to ask for silence or to keep something secret||Shh! the baby is sleeping.|
|61||Shucks||used to express disappointment or regret||Shucks, I wish I could have gone with you!|
|62||Ta-da||used to present or reveal something with flair||Ta-da, here is your surprise gift!|
|63||Tsk||used to express disapproval or scolding||Tsk tsk, you shouldn’t have done that.|
|64||Tsk-tsk||used to express disapproval or criticism||Tsk-tsk, you shouldn’t have done that.|
|65||Ta-ta||used to say goodbye or farewell||Ta-ta, see you later!|
|66||Tut-tut||used to express disapproval or criticism||Tut-tut, that’s not very nice!|
|67||Ugh-oh||used to express concern or alarm||Ugh-oh, I think I broke my phone!|
|68||Uh-huh||used to express agreement or understanding||Uh-huh! I see what you mean.|
|69||Uff||used to express relief or exhaustion||Uff, that bag is too heavy!|
|70||Uh-oh||used to express concern or alarm||Uh-oh! I think I broke the vase!|
|71||Ugh||used to express disgust or annoyance||Ugh, this food is terrible!|
|72||Voila||used to express a reveal or presentation||Voila, the finished product is ready!|
|73||Well done||used to express congratulations or approval||Well done! you aced that.|
|74||Well||used to indicate a change in topic or direction||Well! let’s move on to the next question.|
|75||Woohoo||used to express excitement or celebration||Woohoo, I got the job!|
|76||Whee||used to express excitement or thrill||Whee, this roller coaster is so fun!|
|77||Whew||used to express relief or exhaustion||Whew, that was a long day!|
|78||Whoa||used to express surprise or amazement||Whoa, that’s a huge wave!|
|79||Woo-hoo||used to express excitement or celebration||Woo-hoo, I got the job!|
|80||Wow||: used to express amazement or admiration||Wow, this artwork is stunning!|
|81||Wah||used to express happiness or amazement||Wah, that sunset is beautiful!|
|82||Ugh||used to express annoyance or frustration||Ugh, I can’t believe this traffic!|
|83||Yay||used to express happiness or enthusiasm||Yay, it’s my birthday!|
|84||Yikes||used to express fear or concern||Yikes, that was a close call!|
|85||Yay||used to express happiness or excitement||Yay, it’s Friday!|
|86||Yikes||used to express alarm or fear||Yikes, that was a close call.|
|87||Yo||used to get someone’s attention or to greet someone||Yo, what’s up!|
|88||Yum||used to express enjoyment of food||Yum, this dessert is delicious.|
|89||Zing||used to express surprise or cleverness||Zing, that was a witty comeback!|
|90||Zoinks||used to express surprise or shock||Zoinks, I can’t believe it!|
|91||Zounds||used to express surprise or amazement||Zounds, that’s an incredible feat!|
|92||Zut||used to express frustration or annoyance||Zut, I can’t find my keys.|