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hyperbole   
      

It Has 9 letters ( h y p e r b o l e )         3 vowels ( e o e )         6 consonants ( h y p r b l )         Word on the contrary elobrepyh

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From Latin _hyperbolē_, from Ancient Greek _ὑπερβολή_ (huperbolḗ, “excess, exaggeration”), from _ὑπέρ_ (hupér, “above”) + _βάλλω_ (bállō, “I throw”).

From Latin hyperbolē, from Ancient Greek ὑπερβολή (huperbolḗ, excess, exaggeration), from ὑπέρ (hupér, above) + βάλλω (bállō, I throw).

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* IPA(key): /haɪˈpɝːbəli/ * Homophones: hyperbolae

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HYPERBOLE (_plural_ HYPERBOLES) * (uncountable) Extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device. * (uncountable) Deliberate exaggeration. * (countable) An instance or example of this technique. * (countable, obsolete) A hyperbola. QUOTATIONS * 1602 — William Shakespeare, _Troilus and Cressida i 3_ ...and when he speaks 'Tis like a chime a-mending; with terms unsquar'd, Which, from the tongue of roaring Typhon dropp'd, Would seem HYPERBOLES. * 1837 — Nathaniel Hawthorne, _Legends of the Province House_ The great staircase, however, may be termed, without much HYPERBOLE, a feature of grandeur and magnificence. * 1841 — James Fenimore Cooper, _The Deerslayer_, ch. 28 "Nay - nay - good Sumach," interrupted Deerslayer, whose love of truth was too indomitable to listen to such HYPERBOLE with patience. * 1843 — Thomas Babington Macaulay, _The Gates of Somnauth_ The honourable gentleman forces us to hear a good deal of this detestable rhetoric; and then he asks why, if the secretaries of the Nizam and the King of Oude use all these tropes and HYPERBOLES, Lord Ellenborough should not indulge in the same sort of eloquence? * C.1910 — Theodore Roosevelt, _Productive Scholarship_ Of course the hymn has come to us from somewhere else, but I do not know from where; and the average native of our village firmly believes that it is indigenous to our own soil—which it can not be, unless it deals in HYPERBOLE, for the nearest approach to a river in our neighborhood is the village pond. * 2001 - Tom Bentley, Daniel Stedman Jones, _The Moral Universe_ The perennial problem, especially for the BBC, has been to reconcile the HYPERBOLE-driven agenda of newspapers with the requirement of balance, which is crucial to the public service remit. SYNONYMS * overstatement * exaggeration ANTONYMS * meiosis * understatement DERIVED TERMS * hyperbolic RELATED TERMS * hyperbola TRANSLATIONS

hyperbole (plural hyperboles)

  1. (uncountable) Extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device.
  2. (uncountable) Deliberate exaggeration.
  3. (countable) An instance or example of this technique.
  4. (countable, obsolete) A hyperbola.

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* adynaton

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From Latin _hyperbole_, from Ancient Greek _ὑπερβολή_ (huperbolḗ, “excess, exaggeration”), from _ὑπέ_ (hupé, “above”) + _βάλλω_ (bállō, “I throw”).

From Latin hyperbole, from Ancient Greek ὑπερβολή (huperbolḗ, excess, exaggeration), from ὑπέ (hupé, above) + βάλλω (bállō, I throw).

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* IPA(key): /i.pɛʁ.bɔl/ * Homophone: hyperboles * Hyphenation: hy‧per‧bole

  • IPA(key): /i.pɛʁ.bɔl/
  • Homophone: hyperboles
  • Hyphenation: hy‧per‧bole

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HYPERBOLE f (_plural_ HYPERBOLES) * (rhetoric) hyperbole * (geometry) hyperbola

hyperbole f (plural hyperboles)

  1. (rhetoric) hyperbole
  2. (geometry) hyperbola

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* "hyperbole" in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).

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From Ancient Greek _ὑπερβολή_ (huperbolḗ, “excess, exaggeration”), from _ὑπέ_ (hupé, “above”) + _βάλλω_ (bállō, “I throw”).

From Ancient Greek ὑπερβολή (huperbolḗ, excess, exaggeration), from ὑπέ (hupé, above) + βάλλω (bállō, I throw).

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* IPA(key): /hʏˈpɛːrbɔleː/

  • IPA(key): /hʏˈpɛːrbɔleː/

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HYPERBOLĒ f (_genitive_ HYPERBOLĒS); _first declension_ * exaggeration; hyperbole * ablative singular of _HYPERBOLĒ_ * vocative singular of _HYPERBOLĒ_ INFLECTION First declension, Greek type.

hyperbolē f (genitive hyperbolēs); first declension

  1. exaggeration; hyperbole
  2. ablative singular of hyperbolē
  3. vocative singular of hyperbolē

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