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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Hyperbole Sample Sentences in News


  • Half-truths and hyperbole run amok
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  • Canadian soccer head enters turf-gate fray
    The president of the Canadian Soccer Association says it's misinformation and hyperbole to claim female players are being discriminated against because of plans to use artificial turf next year in the FIFA Women's World Cup. ''I will say that is the biggest form of misinformation I have ever heard in my life,'' Victor Montagliani said Thurs Read more on this news related to 'Hyperbole'

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