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  hybride
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hyperbole
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  hypercorrection
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hyperbole

Fr    hyperbole

nS

Antonym(s): litotes, meiosis, understatement

Type of: trope

Related term(s): amplification

Domain: Rhetorics

Source(s): Beekman & Callow 1974: 118; Crystal 2001: 151; Dineen 1967: 288; Ducrot & Todorov 1979[trans.]: 277; ELL: 5131; ERC: 334-335; Grice 1975: 53; Hock 1986: 285; Leech 1983: 145; Matthews 1997: 166; Nash 1968: 99; Nöth 1990: 474; Pei & Gaynor 1954: 94; Quirk etal. 1985: 1460; Wales 1989: 222 (= exaggeration, over-statement)


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