hyperbole

英 [haɪ'pɜːbəlɪ] 美 [haɪ'pɝbəli]
  • n. 夸张的语句;夸张法
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hyperbole 夸张

hyper-,超过的,向上的,-boll,扔,词源同ball,ballet,ballistic.即向上扔的,引申词义夸张。

hyperbole (n.)
early 15c., from Latin hyperbole, from Greek hyperbole "exaggeration, extravagance," related to hyperballein "to throw over or beyond," from hyper- "beyond" + bole "a throwing, a casting, the stroke of a missile, bolt, beam," from bol-, nominative stem of ballein "to throw" (see ballistics). Rhetorical sense is found in Aristotle and Isocrates.
1. American humor is founded largely on hyperbole.
美式幽默主要以夸张为基础.

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2. The phrase is of course a hyperbole.
这句话当然有些夸张.

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3. Prochazka loved to regale his friends with hyperbole and excess.
普罗恰兹卡喜欢用夸张、过激的话与朋友逗乐.

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4. Liver of goose saying fertilizer is aristocratic food also is not hyperbole.
说肥鹅肝是贵族食品也不为夸张.

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5. Hyperbole and understatement are two chief rhetorical figures in English language.
夸张与含蓄陈述是英语中两种主要的修辞手段.

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