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ballyhoo

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ballyhoo

  1. 1 a state of noisy, confused activity it turned out that the ballyhoo was the result of a movie being filmed on the street Synonyms of ballyhoo ado, alarums and excursions, commotion, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, clutter [chiefly dialect], coil, corroboree [Australian], disturbance, do [chiefly dialect], foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hoopla, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry, hurry-scurry (or hurry-skurry), kerfuffle [chiefly British], moil, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, splore [Scottish], squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tumult, turmoil, uproar, welter, whirl, williwaw, zooWords Related to ballyhoo cacophony, clamor, din, howl, hue and cry, noise, outcry, racket, roar; disorder, unrest, upheaval; eruption, flare-up, flurry, flutter, outbreak, outburst; brawl, fracas, fray, hassle, melee (also mêlée), scuffle; dither, fever, fret, lather, tizzyNear Antonyms of ballyhoo calm, hush, peace, quiet, quietude, rest, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility); order, orderliness

  2. 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 Synonyms of ballyhoo publicity, hype, pufferyWords Related to ballyhoo ad, advertisement, commercial, message, plug, promotion, spot, word; banner, bill, billboard, placard, poster, sign; advertising, marketing, propaganda; pronouncement, publication, release; broadcast, bulletin, dispatch, newscast, report, story; ink [slang], testimonial, write-up


ballyhoo

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ballyhoo

  1. 1 to praise or publicize lavishly and often excessively that reviewer always ballyhoos any book by one of his pet authors Synonyms of ballyhoo tout, blow up, crack up, cry up, glorify, trumpet, tub-thumpWords Related to ballyhoo acclaim, applaud, extol (also extoll), laud, magnify; commend, compliment, eulogize; advance, advertise, announce, blare, blaze, blazon, boost, herald, offer, plug, promote, publicize; assert, aver, claim, declare, lay down, make out, proclaim, pronounce

  2. 2 to provide publicity for the TV networks usually spend the summer months ballyhooing their new fall shows Synonyms of ballyhoo publicize, hype, pitch, plug, promote, talk up, toutWords Related to ballyhoo advertise, bark, merchandise (also merchandize), sell; push; acclaim, hail, laud, praise; endorse (also indorse), plump (for), plunk (for) or plonk (for); recommend, review; announce, broadcast, publish



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