Meaning of “hyperbole” in the English Dictionary

"hyperbole" in British English

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hyperbolenoun [ U ]

uk /haɪˈpɜː.bəl.i/ us /haɪˈpɝː.bəl.i/ 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 /ˌhaɪ.pɚˈbɑː.lɪk/

hyperbolic rhetoric

(Definition of “hyperbole” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hyperbole" in American English

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hyperbolenoun [ U ]

us /hɑɪˈpɜr·bə·li/

a way of speaking or writing that makes someone or something sound much bigger, better, smaller, worse, more unusual, etc., than they are:

Although he’s not given to hyperbole, Ron says we are light-years ahead of our time.

literature Hyperbole is also the use of such language to express humor or great emotion.

(Definition of “hyperbole” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)