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hyperbole

noun [U] uk   /haɪˈpɜː.bəl.i/  us   /-ˈpɝː-/ formal
a way of speaking or writing that makes someone or something sound bigger, better, more, etc. than they are: The blurb on the back of the book was full of the usual hyperbole - "enthralling", "fascinating", and so on.
hyperbolic
adjective uk   /ˌhaɪ.pəˈbɒl.ɪk/  us   /-pɚˈbɑː.lɪk/
hyperbolic rhetoric
Translations of “hyperbole”
in Vietnamese sự cường điệu…
in Spanish hipérbole…
in Thai การพูดเกินจริง…
in Malaysian hiperbola…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誇張法…
in Indonesian hiperbola…
in Russian преувеличение…
in Turkish abartı, olduğundan farklı gösterme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 夸张法…
in Polish hiperbola, przesadnia…
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