hyperbole Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “hyperbole” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [U]
/haɪˈpɜːbəli/ formal
the use of descriptions that say something is much better, more important, etc than it really isExaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
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…
(Definition of hyperbole from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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