Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • interj. Used to express various emotions, such as satisfaction, surprise, delight, dislike, or pain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • interj. An expression of relief, relaxation, comfort, confusion, understanding, wonder, awe, et cetera according to uttered inflection.
  • interj. A word used for drama or emphasis.
  • interj. A syllable used to fill space, particularly in music.
  • n. An instance of the interjection ah.
  • pro. Eye dialect spelling of I., most often indicating that the speaker is using an American (particularly Southern) accent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interj. An exclamation, expressive of surprise, pity, complaint, entreaty, contempt, threatening, delight, triumph, etc., according to the manner of utterance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An exclamation expressive of pain, surprise, pity, compassion, complaint, contempt, dislike, joy, exultation, etc., according to the manner of utterance.

Etymologies

mid-1400s Old Frankish (replacing English la) (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • *sigh*

    February 3, 2008