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- (countable & uncountable) Hyperbole is exaggeration. It is a type of figurative language commonly used in everyday speech, poetry, and literature. It makes something sound much better or much worse than it really is.
- She told Leo her father had cooked enough food to feed an army. Leo thought that was just hyperbole until HE saw the food.
- Marissa is the queen of hyperbole. Today she told me, "If I don't get those new shoes I'll just die. And I'm so hungry I could eat a horse."