A figure of speech in which the expression is an evident exaggeration of the meaning intended to be conveyed, or by which things are represented as much greater or less, better or worse, than they really are; a statement exaggerated fancifully, through excitement, or for effect.
a deliberate exaggeration for dramatic effect and not intended to be taken literally eg. "...the endless cry of death and pain." from GALLIPOLI by Mary Gilmore
a trope; deliberate exaggeration.
Obvious and extravagant overstatement of fact. Intentional exaggeration in order to sell a product or service, or for effect. Also termed hype. See also BLURB
a deliberate exaggeration or overstatement
Hyperbole is from the two Greek words [ hyper], meaning "over," or "above," and [ ballein], meaning "to throw." [ hyperballein] meaning to throw beyond or to excess. By extension, it means to go beyond, or take farther, as to excess or exageration. In theology, a hyperbole is a word or statement deliberately exagerated, and not intended to be understood literally. It is often a type of figurative language, metaphor, or rhetorical trope. e.g. Matthew 23:24 " Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel." In this oft used example, the word camel is a hyperbolic expression of largeness. You can know this is a hyperbole or figurative exageration because it is not humanly possible to swallow a camel. [ back
An intentional overstatement made for rhetorical effect. COMPARE understatement
A non-literal statement or expression, which is purposely farfetched. Examples include, "I nearly died laughing" and "I tried a thousand times."
A figure of speech which uses a deliberate exaggeration (e.g., I have told you a million times).
n. a hyperbole is an overstatement or an excess.
a deliberate and wild exaggeration
a deliberate exaggeration made for emphasis
a figure of speech in which statements are exaggerated or extravagant
a larger exaggeration of the truth
an evident exaggeration for the sake of emphasis
an exaggerated statement that is not meant to be taken literally, but is used to emphasize a point
an exaggeration so great that no one could possible take it literally
a statement of extreme exaggeration
a very strong exaggeration
an exaggeration in figurative language
a gross or extreme exaggeration. The exaggeration is used to emphasize meaning.
An extreme exaggeration that emphasizes a point but isn't meant to be taken literally (I'll give you a million dollars for that cookie!)
A bold, deliberate overstatement, e.g., "I'd give my right arm for a piece of pizza." Not intended to be taken literally, it is used as a means of emphasizing the truth of a statement. Sidelight: A type of hyperbole in which the exaggeration magnified so greatly that it refers to an impossibility is called an adynaton.(Contrast Litotes, Meiosis)
An exaggeration or overstatement (e.g. I was so embarrassed that I could have died!).
Hyperbole (Grk â€œover castingâ€) is a figure of speech that uses deliberate and obvious exaggeration for emotional effect, also known as epauxesis, hyperoche, hyperthesis and superlatio. Example:â€œThe cities are large and fortified to heaven.â€ (Deuteronomy 1:28)
(Gk. hyper 'over' + ballein 'to throw', i.e., 'throw too far; excess'; ¦j±iªk): exaggeration, overstatement.
A figure of speech in which deliberate exaggeration is used for emphasis. Many everyday expressions are examples of hyperbole: tons of money, waiting for ages, a flood of tears, etc. Hyperbole is the opposite of litotes.
An intentional exaggeration for emphasis or comic effect.
Deliberate exaggeration; short form is "hype." Go back to top
figurative language that deliberately exaggerates for effect, and is not meant to be taken literally.
A statement where truth is exaggerated for effect
(Also known as an OVERSTATEMENT) Refers to the extravagant exaggeration of a fact or of possibility; it may be used for serious, ironic, or comic effect. Example: "They were packed in the subway like sardines."
the opposite of understatement, is a type of figurative language that uses deliberate exaggeration for the sake of emphasis or comic effect (e.g., "hungry enough to eat 20 chocolate éclairs"). Hypothesis
A dramatic exaggeration of a point highlighting its importance. The audience is able to remember and identify the point because it is presented as a dramatic situation or issue.
Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration for emphasis (such as referring to something as "the best ever"), not meant to be taken literally. If used too often, hyperbole loses effect.
is an exaggeration or overstatement. Example: Huck's description of Solomon's wives in Huckleberry Finn was a hyberbole.
extreme exaggeration used to make a point.
n. an exageration of the literal facts; a way of writing to make something seem greater or better than it is; It is hyperpole to say "John is as strong as an ox."
an intentionally exaggerated figure of speech, as I have told you a million times.
Exaggeration for dramatic effect e.g. Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe: 'Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?'
A figure of speech in which the author over exaggerates to accomplish some purpose; a "tragic meal" or a "deadly smell"