Word of the Day – 26 October 2017: Hyperbole.

WOTD

Welcome to a regular feature on my blog – WOTD. Each day a new word will be suggested as the word of the day, which could either be an already existing (but rarely used) word or may be a completely made-up one. There will be a short definition and, ideally, an example of how the word would be used in everyday conversation.

I encourage anyone to provide their own words, either in the comments below or by linking their posted word to this blog. Don’t forget the definition or maybe when it should be used.

So, today’s word is: Hyperbole. (Noun).

Pronounced: Hi-per-bow-lay.

Means to greatly exaggerate a statement or claim that is not intended to be taken literally, as in: “I’m so hungry i could eat a horse.”.

A common device used by certain US presidents, amongst others.

Eg:  Many forms of advertising rely upon hyperbole to make things sound much better than they are.

 

 

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