Hyperbole



[hahy-pur-buh-lee] /haɪˈpɜr bə li/

noun, Rhetoric.
1.
obvious and intentional exaggeration.
2.
an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “to wait an eternity.”.
/haɪˈpɜːbəlɪ/
noun
1.
a deliberate exaggeration used for effect: he embraced her a thousand times
n.

early 15c., from Latin hyperbole, from Greek hyperbole “exaggeration, extravagance,” related to hyperballein “to throw over or beyond,” from hyper- “beyond” + bole “a throwing, a casting, the stroke of a missile, bolt, beam,” from bol-, nominative stem of ballein “to throw” (see ballistics). Rhetorical sense is found in Aristotle and Isocrates.
hyperbole [(heye-pur-buh-lee)]

An exaggerated, extravagant expression. It is hyperbole to say, “I’d give my whole fortune for a bowl of bean soup.”

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Hyperbolic

    [hahy-per-bol-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈbɒl ɪk/ adjective 1. having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated. 2. using hyperbole; exaggerating. 3. Mathematics. /ˌhaɪpəˈbɒlɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to a hyperbola 2. (rhetoric) of or relating to a hyperbole adj. 1640s (iperbolical is from early 15c.), from Greek hyperbolikos “extravagant,” from hyperbole “extravagance,” literally “a throwing beyond” (see hyperbole). […]

  • Hyperbolical

    [hahy-per-bol-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈbɒl ɪk/ adjective 1. having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated. 2. using hyperbole; exaggerating. 3. Mathematics. /ˌhaɪpəˈbɒlɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to a hyperbola 2. (rhetoric) of or relating to a hyperbole adj. 1640s (iperbolical is from early 15c.), from Greek hyperbolikos “extravagant,” from hyperbole “extravagance,” literally “a throwing beyond” (see hyperbole). […]



  • Hyperbolically

    [hahy-per-bol-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈbɒl ɪk/ adjective 1. having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated. 2. using hyperbole; exaggerating. 3. Mathematics. /ˌhaɪpəˈbɒlɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to a hyperbola 2. (rhetoric) of or relating to a hyperbole adj. 1640s (iperbolical is from early 15c.), from Greek hyperbolikos “extravagant,” from hyperbole “extravagance,” literally “a throwing beyond” (see hyperbole). […]

  • Hyperbolic-function

    noun, Mathematics. 1. a function of an angle expressed as a relationship between the distances from a point on a hyperbola to the origin and to the coordinate axes, as hyperbolic sine or hyperbolic cosine: often expressed as combinations of exponential functions. noun 1. any of a group of functions of an angle expressed as […]



Disclaimer: Hyperbole definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.