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hy•per•bo•le



Pronunciation: (hī-pûr'bu-lē), [key]
n. Rhet.
1. obvious and intentional exaggeration.
2. an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “to wait an eternity.” Cf. litotes.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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