The definition of hyperbole is a description that is exaggerated for emphasis.(noun)
An example of hyperbole is saying you are so hungry you could eat a horse.
See hyperbole in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L < Gr: see hyperbola
See hyperbole in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin hyperbolē
Origin: , from Greek huperbolē, excess
Origin: , from huperballein, to exceed
Origin: : huper, beyond; see hyper-
Origin: + ballein, to throw; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots.
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