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hyperbole

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noun
  • an exaggerated statement, often used as a figure of speech [Princeton Review]
  • exaggerated statement that is made for special effect and is not meant to be taken literally, eg I've invited millions of people to my party [Barron]
  • extravagant exaggeration [Taisha]

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