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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a state of noisy, confused activity
  • it turned out that the ballyhoo was the result of a movie being filmed on the street

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2 information released to the media that is designed to gain public attention or support for a person, business, or cause
  • the usual ballyhoo intended to fill the seats at megaplexes around the country

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Synonyms of ballyhoo (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to praise or publicize lavishly and often excessively
  • that reviewer always ballyhoos any book by one of his pet authors

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2 to provide publicity for
  • the TV networks usually spend the summer months ballyhooing their new fall shows

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The first known use of ballyhoo was in 1901

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“Ballyhoo.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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