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Speechcon Reference (Interjections): English (Australia)

Speechcons are special words and phrases that Alexa pronounces more expressively. You can include these exclamations in your skill’s text-to-speech using SSML.

Including a Speechcon in the Text-to-Speech Response

To include a speechcon in your skill’s text-to-speech response, use the <say-as interpret-as="interjection"> SSML tag:

<speak>
    Here is an example of a speechcon. 
    <say-as interpret-as="interjection">g'day</say-as>
</speak>

Be sure surround each speechcon with a pause. You can use punctuation (such as a period or comma) or other SSML tags (for instance, <break> or <s>) for pauses.

Supported English (Australia) Speechcons

This document lists all the currently supported speechcons for English (Australia). For more about the <say-as> SSML tag, see say-as.

Speechcon Name Sample
abracadabra
ace
achoo
aha
ahem
ahoy
all righty
aloha
aooga
argh
arrivederci
as if
as you wish
au revoir
avast ye
aw
aw man
awesome
aye
baa
bada bing bada boom
bah humbug
bam
bang
batter up
bazinga
beauty!
beep beep
bingo
blah
blarg
blast
blimey
bobs your uncle
boing
bon appetit
bon voyage
bonjour
bonza
boo
boo hoo
boom
bother
bravo
bummer
c'mon
caw
cha ching
checkmate
cheer up
cheerio
cheers
chirp
choice
choo choo
clank
clickety clack
cock a doodle doo
codswallop
coo
cooee
cowabunga
crikey
cuz
d'oh
darl
darn
dinky di
dinky di aussie
ditto
dot dot dot
duh
dun dun dun
eek
eep
en garde
encore
eureka
ew
fair dinkum
fair go
fancy that
g'day
geronimo
giddy up
good golly
good grief
good luck
good morning!
good onya
good riddance
gosh
gotcha
great scott
ha
ha ha
heads up
hear hear
heave ho
hip hip hooray
hiss
honk
hooley dooley
hooroo
howdy
howzat
hurrah
hurray
huzzah
jeepers creepers
jiminy cricket
jinx
just kidding
kablam
kaboom
kaching
kapow
kazaam
kerbam
kerboom
kia ora
knock knock
laugh
le sigh
look out
mamma mia
man overboard
mazel tov
meow
merci
moo
no way
no worries
nom nom
now now
oh boy
oh brother
oh dear
oh my
oh my giddy aunt
oh snap
okey dokey
onya
oof
ooh la la
oops
open sesame
ouch
ow
oy
pardon
phew
phooey
ping
plop
pop
pow
quack
read 'em and weep
ribbit
righto
ripper
roger
shiver me timbers
sigh
simple
splash
spoiler alert
squee
strewth
sweet as
swish
swoosh
ta
ta da
ta ta
tallyho
tee hee
there there
thump
tick tick tick
tick tock
touche
tsk tsk
tweet
voila
vroom
wah wah
wahoo
watch out
way to go
well done
well well
wham
whammo
whee
whoop
whoops
whoops a daisy
whoosh
woo hoo
wow
wowza
yadda yadda yadda
yay
yippee
yoink
yoo hoo
you beauty!
you bet
you ripper
yowza
yuck
yum
zap
zing
zoinks

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