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Definition of hyperbole noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable, countable, usually singular]
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  1. 1a way of speaking or writing that makes something sound better, more exciting, dangerous, etc. than it really is synonym exaggeration
  2. 2 The film is being promoted with all the usual hyperbole. He's not usually given to hyperbole.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hyperbole