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Speechcon Reference (Interjections): English (UK)

Speechcon Reference (Interjections)

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">abracadabra!</say-as>
</speak>

Be sure include a pause between speechcons. You can use punctuation (such as a period or comma) or other SSML tags (for instance, <break> or <s>) for pauses.

Supported English (UK) Speechcons

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

Speechcons are supported for English (US), English (UK), and German

Speechcon Name Sample
abracadabra
ace
achoo
ahoy
all righty
aloha
aooga
arrivederci
as if
as you wish
au revoir
aw
aw man
awesome
baa
bah humbug
bam
bang
bazinga
beep beep
bingo
blah
blarg
blast
blimey
bob's your uncle
boing
bon appetit
bon voyage
bonjour
boo
boo hoo
booya
bother
bravo
caw
cha ching
checkmate
cheer up
cheerio
cheers
chirp
choo choo
clank
clickety clack
cock a doodle doo
codswallop
coo
cowabunga
crikey
d'oh
darn
ditto
dot dot dot
duh
dun dun dun
eek
eep
en garde
encore
eureka
ew
fancy that
geronimo
giddy up
good golly
good grief
good luck
good riddance
gosh
gotcha
great scott
ha
ha ha
heads up
hear hear
hip hip hooray
hiss
honk
howdy
howzat
hurrah
hurray
huzzah
jeepers creepers
jiminy cricket
jinx
just kidding
kablam
kaboom
kaching
kapow
knock knock
le sigh
look out
mamma mia
man overboard
mazel tov
meow
merci
moo
no way
nom nom
now now
oh boy
oh dear
oh my
oh my giddy aunt
oh snap
okey dokey
oof
ooh la la
open sesame
ouch
ow
oy
pardon
phew
phooey
ping
plop
pop
pow
quack
read 'em and weep
ribbit
righto
roger
sigh
simples
splash
spoiler alert
squee
swish
swoosh
ta da
tallyho
tee hee
there there
thump
tick tick tick
tick tock
tosh
touche
tsk tsk
tut tut
tweet
uh huh
uh oh
voila
vroom
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
yippee
yoink
you bet
yowza
yum
zap
zing
zoinks

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