ballyhoo


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bal·ly·hoo 1

 (băl′ē-ho͞o′)
n. pl. bal·ly·hoos
1. Sensational or clamorous advertising or publicity.
2. Noisy shouting or uproar.
tr.v. bal·ly·hooed, bal·ly·hoo·ing, bal·ly·hoos
To advertise or publicize by sensational methods.

[Origin unknown.]

bal·ly·hoo 2

 (băl′ē-ho͞o′)
n. pl. ballyhoo or bal·ly·hoos
A halfbeak (Hemiramphus brasiliensis) of the western Atlantic Ocean, often used as bait for saltwater fishing.

[American Spanish balajú, balao, halfbeak, probably of Taíno origin.]
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ballyhoo

(ˌbælɪˈhuː)
n
1. a noisy, confused, or nonsensical situation or uproar
2. (Marketing) sensational or blatant advertising or publicity
vb, -hoos, -hooing or -hooed
(Marketing) (tr) chiefly US to advertise or publicize by sensational or blatant methods
[C19: of uncertain origin]
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bal•ly•hoo

(n., v. ˈbæl iˌhu; v. also ˌbæl iˈhu)

n., pl. -hoos, n.
1. a clamorous and vigorous attempt to win customers or advance a cause; blatant advertising.
2. clamor or outcry.
v.t., v.i.
3. to promote with ballyhoo.
[1900–05, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]
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ballyhoo


Past participle: ballyhooed
Gerund: ballyhooing

Imperative
ballyhoo
ballyhoo
Present
I ballyhoo
you ballyhoo
he/she/it ballyhoos
we ballyhoo
you ballyhoo
they ballyhoo
Preterite
I ballyhooed
you ballyhooed
he/she/it ballyhooed
we ballyhooed
you ballyhooed
they ballyhooed
Present Continuous
I am ballyhooing
you are ballyhooing
he/she/it is ballyhooing
we are ballyhooing
you are ballyhooing
they are ballyhooing
Present Perfect
I have ballyhooed
you have ballyhooed
he/she/it has ballyhooed
we have ballyhooed
you have ballyhooed
they have ballyhooed
Past Continuous
I was ballyhooing
you were ballyhooing
he/she/it was ballyhooing
we were ballyhooing
you were ballyhooing
they were ballyhooing
Past Perfect
I had ballyhooed
you had ballyhooed
he/she/it had ballyhooed
we had ballyhooed
you had ballyhooed
they had ballyhooed
Future
I will ballyhoo
you will ballyhoo
he/she/it will ballyhoo
we will ballyhoo
you will ballyhoo
they will ballyhoo
Future Perfect
I will have ballyhooed
you will have ballyhooed
he/she/it will have ballyhooed
we will have ballyhooed
you will have ballyhooed
they will have ballyhooed
Future Continuous
I will be ballyhooing
you will be ballyhooing
he/she/it will be ballyhooing
we will be ballyhooing
you will be ballyhooing
they will be ballyhooing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ballyhooing
you have been ballyhooing
he/she/it has been ballyhooing
we have been ballyhooing
you have been ballyhooing
they have been ballyhooing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ballyhooing
you will have been ballyhooing
he/she/it will have been ballyhooing
we will have been ballyhooing
you will have been ballyhooing
they will have been ballyhooing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ballyhooing
you had been ballyhooing
he/she/it had been ballyhooing
we had been ballyhooing
you had been ballyhooing
they had been ballyhooing
Conditional
I would ballyhoo
you would ballyhoo
he/she/it would ballyhoo
we would ballyhoo
you would ballyhoo
they would ballyhoo
Past Conditional
I would have ballyhooed
you would have ballyhooed
he/she/it would have ballyhooed
we would have ballyhooed
you would have ballyhooed
they would have ballyhooed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ballyhoo - blatant or sensational promotion
promotion, promotional material, publicity, packaging - a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution; "the packaging of new ideas"
Verb1.ballyhoo - advertize noisily or blatantlyballyhoo - advertize noisily or blatantly  
advertise, publicise, publicize, advertize - call attention to; "Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS"
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ballyhoo

noun (Informal)
1. fuss, to-do, performance (informal), noise, stir, excitement, flap (informal), racket, bustle, furore, babble, commotion, rumpus, tumult, hubbub, brouhaha, hullabaloo, hue and cry, hoo-ha The announcement was made amongst much ballyhoo.
2. hype, promotion, build-up, plugging (informal), propaganda campaign, PR campaign, razzmatazz (slang), brouhaha a big ballyhoo in the press
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ballyhoo

noun
A systematic effort or part of this effort to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity:
Informal: pitch, plug.
Slang: hype.
verb
1. To make known vigorously the positive features of (a product):
Informal: pitch, plug.
Slang: push.
2. To increase or seek to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity:
Informal: plug.
Slang: hype.
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Translations
دِعايَةٌ مُضَلِّله، جَعْجَعـه
barnumská reklamapovyk
hurlumhejpåstyrståhej
hűhó: nagy hűhó
gauragangur
išpūsta reklamatriukšmastriukšminga reklama
kliedzoša/ skaļa reklāma
prehnaná reklama
büyük çapta reklâmgösterişli ilân

ballyhoo

[ˌbælɪˈhuː] N (= publicity) → bombo m, propaganda f estrepitosa
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ballyhoo

[ˌbæliˈhuː]
nbruit m
vtmonter en épingle
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ballyhoo

(inf)
nTrara (inf), → Tamtam (inf) nt; to make a lot of ballyhoo about somethingein großes Trara or Tamtam um etw machen (inf)
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ballyhoo

[ˌbælɪˈhuː] nbattage m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ballyhoo

(bӕliˈhuː) , ((American) ˈbӕlihu:) noun
noisy or sensational advertising or publicity. a lot of ballyhoo about the filmstar's visit.
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