An interjection is a short oral communication of one’s own thoughts about the current speech of another person, which a person from the panel of discussants or the audience spontaneously expresses during a coherent verbal communication of a speaker or interlocutor usually without prior request to speak and without the need to give the floor, and which relates to the content of the current speech.

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The definition outlined above was first published in: Jörn Lengsfeld: Glossary of Public Speaking. Please refer to the original publication if you want to cite the text.