Translation of "hyperbole" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ no plural ] 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

(Translation of “hyperbole” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /(British ) haiˈpəːbəli; (American) haiˈpəːrbəliː/

a way of describing something to give the impression that it is bigger, better etc than it really is; exaggeration

The release of the film was accompanied by the usual hyperbole.

(Translation of “hyperbole” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)