ballyhoo

noun bal·ly·hoo \ ˈba-lē-ˌhü \

Definition of ballyhoo

plural ballyhoos
1 :a noisy attention-getting demonstration or talk
2 :flamboyant, exaggerated, or sensational promotion or publicity
3 :excited commotion

ballyhoo

transitive verb

Examples of ballyhoo in a Sentence

  1. it turned out that the ballyhoo was the result of a movie being filmed on the street

  2. the usual ballyhoo intended to fill the seats at megaplexes around the country

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Origin and Etymology of ballyhoo

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BALLYHOO Defined for English Language Learners

ballyhoo

noun

Definition of ballyhoo for English Language Learners

  • : talk or writing that is designed to get people excited or interested in something



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