Meaning of HYPERBOLE in English

HYPERBOLE

[ hʌɪ'pə:bəli ]

■ noun deliberate exaggeration, not meant to be taken literally.

Derivatives

hyperbolical adjective

hyperbolically adverb

hyperbolism noun

Origin

ME: via L. from Gk huperbolē (see hyperbola ).

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