AskDefine | Define whee



  • /wiː/, /wi:/
  • Rhymes with: -iː


  • we (in accents with the wine-whine merger)
  • wee (in accents with the wine-whine merger)
  • Wii (in accents with the wine-whine merger)


  1. In the context of "childish": An expression of pleasure or enjoyment.


expression of pleasure or enjoyment
  • French: ouais (with the i repeated as often as desired)
An interjection is a part of speech that usually has no grammatical connection with the rest of the sentence and simply expresses emotion on the part of the speaker, although most interjections have clear definitions. Filled pauses such as uh, er, um, are also considered interjections. Interjections are generally uninflected function words and have sometimes been seen as sentence-words, because they can replace or be replaced by a whole sentence (they are holophrastic). Sometimes, however, interjections combine with other words to form sentences, but not with finite verbs.
Interjections are used when the speaker encounters events that cause these emotions — unexpectedly, painfully, surprisingly, or in many other sudden ways. However, several languages have interjections that cannot be related to emotions.
The word "interjection" literally means "thrown in between" from the Latin inter ("between") and iacere ("throw").
Interjections are words used to express strong feeling or sudden emotion. They are included in a sentence usually at the start to express a sentiment such as surprise, disgust, joy, excitement or enthusiasm.
Interjections show excitement, and emotion. They generally come at the start of a sentence followed by an exclamation point, or by a comma if the feeling's not as strong.
Some examples of interjections are, "Oh!" and "Wow!", etc.

See also

whee in Bosnian: Uzvici
whee in Bulgarian: Междуметие
whee in Chuvash: Междомети
whee in Czech: Citoslovce
whee in Danish: Udråbsord
whee in German: Interjektion
whee in Spanish: Interjección
whee in Esperanto: Interjekcio
whee in French: Interjection
whee in Scottish Gaelic: Clisgear
whee in Galician: Interxección
whee in Croatian: Usklici
whee in Indonesian: Interjeksi
whee in Italian: Interiezione
whee in Kazakh: Одағай
whee in Latin: Interiectio
whee in Lithuanian: Jaustukas
whee in Malayalam: വ്യാക്ഷേപകം
whee in Malay (macrolanguage): Kata seru
whee in Dutch: Tussenwerpsel
whee in Japanese: 感動詞
whee in Norwegian: Interjeksjon
whee in Norwegian Nynorsk: Interjeksjon
whee in Polish: Wykrzyknik (część mowy)
whee in Portuguese: Interjeição
whee in Russian: Междометие
whee in Simple English: Interjection
whee in Slovak: Citoslovce
whee in Serbian: Узвици
whee in Swedish: Interjektion
whee in Turkish: Ünlem (dil bilgisi)
whee in Ukrainian: Вигук
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