Meaning of HYPERBOLE in English

HYPERBOLE

[hy.per.bo.le] n [L, fr. Gk hyperbole excess, hyperbole, hyperbola, fr. hyperballein to exceed, fr. hyper- + ballein to throw--more at devil] (15c): extravagant exaggeration (as "mile-high ice-cream cones") -- hy.per.bo.list n

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