Hyperbole

Hyperbole [ hahy-PUR-buh'-lee  ]
noun ]
MEANING :
1. an intentional exaggeration that is quite obvious
2. a figure of speech or an extravagant statement which is not intended to be taken literally
3. a figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
The professor made liberal use of hyperbole to illustrate his point.

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