Meaning of “hyperbole” in the English Dictionary

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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)