Hyperbole

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Hyperbole Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • extravagant exaggeration

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  • extravagant exaggeration

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Hyperbole Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Exaggeration is a term for a figure of speech. It means the describing of something and making it more than it really is. The verb is to exaggerate.

An example of exaggeration would be: “I was walking along when suddenly this enormous dog walked along. It was as big as an elephant”. The dog may have been big, but it was certainly not as big as that. Another example of exaggeration would be: “I caught a fish as big as my house.”

Overstatement is another word that means almost the same thing. The opposite of overstatement is understatement.

A hyperbole (IPA:) is a type of exaggeration that is used in literature. It is a figure of speech. The opposite of hyperbole is hypobole, which is an understatement.



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  • Halloween Promotion: No-Cost eBook of Satirical Novel "Hyperbole"
    October 29th - 31st, readers may obtain a cost-free eBook of "Hyperbole," the darkly humorous debut novel by Michigan-based author Ryan Parmenter. The eBook is normally $4.99. (PRWeb October 28, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12272915.htm Read more on this news related to 'Hyperbole'
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    We're going to start with the latest "old" Chase standings before we get to the comments surrounding Saturday night at Charlotte. Read more on this news related to 'Hyperbole'
  • Music review: Paul Dean and the Flinders Quartet
    Clarinettist/composer/administrator Paul Dean is certainly talented but referring to his magic in the title of a recital is hyperbole, writes Clive O’Connell. Read more on this news related to 'Hyperbole'

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