hyperbole definition

  • noun:
    • A figure of message which exaggeration can be used for focus or impact, such as i really could sleep for a year or This book weighs quite a bit.
    • Extreme exaggeration or overstatement; specifically as a literary or rhetorical device.
    • Deliberate exaggeration.
    • an example or example of this technique.
    • A hyperbola.
    • A figure of speech where the expression is an evident exaggeration associated with the definition meant to be communicated, or in which things are represented as much greater or less, better or even worse, than they really are; a statement exaggerated fancifully, through excitement, and for impact.
    • In rhetoric, an evident exaggeration; an extravagant declaration or assertion not designed to be understood actually.
    • Synonyms See exaggeration.
    • extravagant exaggeration

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