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hy·per·bo·le

 (hī-pûr′bə-lē)
n.
A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in I could sleep for a year or This book weighs a ton.

[Latin hyperbolē, from Greek huperbolē, excess, from huperballein, to exceed : huper, beyond; see hyper- + ballein, to throw; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots.]

hyperbole

(haɪˈpɜːbəlɪ)
n
(Rhetoric) a deliberate exaggeration used for effect: he embraced her a thousand times.
[C16: from Greek: from hyper- + bolē a throw, from ballein to throw]
hyˈperbolism n

hy•per•bo•le

(haɪˈpɜr bə li)

n., pl. -les.
1. obvious and intentional exaggeration.
2. an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “to wait an eternity.” Compare litotes.
[1520–30; < Greek hyperbolḗ overshooting, excess, n. derivative of hyperbállein to throw beyond, exceed =hyper- hyper- + bállein to throw]

hyperbole

1. an obvious and intentional exaggeration.
2. an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “She’s as big as a house.” Cf. litotes. — hyperbolic, adj.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices

hyperbole

1. The deliberate use of exaggeration in order to create an effect.
2. Use of exaggeration for emphasis.
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Noun1.hyperbole - extravagant exaggerationhyperbole - extravagant exaggeration    
figure of speech, trope, image, figure - language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

hyperbole

noun exaggeration, hype (informal), overstatement, enlargement, magnification, amplification The debate was carried on with increasing rhetorical hyperbole.

hyperbole

noun
The act or an instance of exaggerating:
Translations
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hyperbole
hiperbola

hyperbole

[haɪˈpɜːbəlɪ] Nhipérbole f

hyperbole

[haɪˈpɜːrbəli] nhyperbole f

hyperbole

n (Liter) → Hyperbel f

hyperbole

[haɪˈpɜːbəlɪ] niperbole f
References in classic literature ?
In what words shall I describe this dread exploit, by what language shall I make it credible to ages to come, what eulogies are there unmeet for thee, though they be hyperboles piled on hyperboles
We pardon his hyperboles for the evident earnestness with which they are uttered.
Therefore, real axis, on which tops of all new hyperboles will be located, shall be in perpendicular position to the axis y = k/x.
One suspects that Official Welcome's London audience (the Whitechapel rank and file, a callused lot from the art-world shop floor) saw its hyperboles and cliches coming from a lot farther off than some of the more patrician crowds to whom it's been delivered.