Origin of hyperboleClassical Latin from Gr: see hyperbola
She used the hyperbole 'The leaves are dancing in the wind' to describe the beautiful autumn weather.
An example of hyperbole is saying you are so hungry you could eat a horse.
Origin of hyperboleLatin hyperbolē from Greek huperbolē excess from huperballein to exceed huper beyond ; see hyper- . ballein to throw ; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin hyperbolē, from Ancient Greek ὑπερβολή (huperbolē, “excess, exaggeration”), from ὑπέρ (huper, “above”) + βάλλω (ballō, “I throw”).
- I suppose using such hyperbole makes him feel good about himself.
- This isn't mere hyperbole.
- Hyperbole is unacceptable when speaking in court.
- Maurice is always blurring the facts with hyperbole.
- His claim to be the smartest kid in the school was a bit of a hyperbole!