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1. hyperbole

noun. ['haɪˈpɝːbəˌliː'] extravagant exaggeration.

Synonyms

  • image
  • exaggeration
  • figure
  • trope

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • divide
  • multiply
  • integrate

Etymology

  • hyperbole (Latin)
  • ὑπερβολή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Hyperbole

  • diastole
  • galilee
  • jubilee
  • razaleigh
  • semele

How do you pronounce hyperbole?

Pronounce hyperbole as haɪˈpərbəˌli.

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Example sentences of the word hyperbole


1. Noun, singular or mass
A few well-chosen words of appreciation say more than sentence after sentence of hyperbole.

2. Adjective
Personification and hyperbole enhance themes in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby."

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