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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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Hyperbole Sample Sentences in News

  • Happy Hour: Your place for post-race Charlotte hyperbole
    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'
  • Scarborough transit users are close to home commuters
    There has been no shortage of stories written, comment offered and hyperbole spewed on the need to build subways in Scarborough. Read more on this news related to 'Hyperbole'
  • Dallas Cowboys Emerging as Best All-Around Team in the NFC
    Hyperbole and football analysis are common bedfellows. Sports are emotional, and we sometimes get carried away with historical comparisons and grandiose predictions based on minuscule samples. And in the football world more than anywhere, everything's bigger in Texas.  That's why it should surprise nobody that the Dallas Cowboys —who now own the NFL  Read more on this news related to 'Hyperbole'

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