How to pronounce hyperbole

How do the British pronounce hyperbole?

Below is the UK transcription for ‘hyperbole‘: Modern IPA: hɑjpə́ːbəlɪj. Traditional IPA: haɪˈpɜːbəliː 4 syllables: “hy” + “PUR” + “buh” + “lee”

Are there two ways to pronounce hyperbole?

It should sound just like the word bowl, right? Nope. Instead it’s two syllables: buh-lee . The word comes to English directly from Latin, but the Latin word is from a Greek word that has one crucial visual difference.

How do you say hyperbole in the United States?

What does hyperbole mean?

Hyperbole (/haɪˈpɜːrbəli/, listen) (adjective form hyperbolic, listen) is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. In rhetoric, it is also sometimes known as auxesis (literally ‘growth’).

How to pronounce hyperbole

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