ballyhoo meaning

Pronunciation:   "ballyhoo" in a sentence
  • Noun: ballyhoo  'balee`hoo
    1. Blatant or sensational promotion
      - hoopla, hype, plug
    Verb: ballyhoo  'balee`hoo
    1. Advertize noisily or blatantly

    Derived forms: ballyhoos, ballyhooing, ballyhooed

    Type of: advertise, advertize [US, non-standard], packaging, promotion, promotional material, publicise [Brit], publicity, publicize

    Encyclopedia: Ballyhoo

  • [American slang]
    1. n. publicity.
    • I have never heard so much ballyhoo for such a lousy movie.
    • After the ballyhoo died down, we realized that nothing at all had really changed.


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  1. the candidate's campaign was attended with too much ballyhoo
  2. the company was too conservative to indulge in ballyhoo in its advertising
  3. But it is not worth the ballyhoo that has accompanied it.
  4. Uhry for " The Last Night at Ballyhoo ."
  5. Such ballyhoo would be alien to Thornton's onscreen personality.

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