A Word A Day : Hyperbole

Word of 15th May 2007: A Word A Day-Hyperbole


( Noun )

Hyperbole (hye PUR buh lee): an exaggeration used as a figure of speech, exaggeration

When Joe said, I'm so hungry I could eat a horse, he was using a hyperbole to convey the extent of his hunger.

The candidate was guilty of hyperbole. All the facts in his speech were exaggerated.

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