Ballyhoo is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of ballyhoo, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - blatant or sensational promotion
EXAMPLES - Ballyhoo in a Sentence
- And since I'm a sucker for such ballyhoo. .um..well ... er .. (source)
- Amid so much ballyhoo, it's always healthy to find dissenting voices. (source)
- With scandals, dramas, tragedy and ballyhoo, it's turned our brains to goo. (source)
- A small step that would probably pass through congress without much ballyhoo. (source)
- Google's IPO, way back in 2004, had even more ballyhoo than the LinkedIn fest. (source)
- He saw the ballyhoo but not the man himself, who remained in pain in the gents. (source)
- Why all this Census ballyhoo more than two months before the official April 1 Census date? (source)
- That, I venture to say, when the "ballyhoo" is stripped off, is the object of the "New Deal." (source)
- Q Well, why is it not open to any coverage considering the ballyhoo with which it was announced? (source)
- In regards to the ballyhoo about the Jersey Shore cast and their wanting to attend fashion shows. (source)
- It's a contest in which no boast goes unanswered, and no sign of progress is too small to ballyhoo. (source)
- He lifted his bamboo cane, cocked his straw skimmer over his right eye, and proceeded with the ballyhoo. (source)
- You see, in the course of the elections, there was a media hype and propaganda ballyhoo by foreign media. (source)
- For all the ballyhoo of the early 2000s, the return on residential real estate has trailed stocks over time. (source)
- To much ballyhoo, on the eve of a war appropriation vote, the White House announced what sounded like repeal. (source)
- All in all, there was a deal of ballyhoo and the Moritz was regretfully laid to rest never to appear again .... (source)
- And, yes, there's a lot of ceremony and ballyhoo, and it does smack of royalty and in fact Thomas Jefferson did away with. (source)
- The famed historian Louis Gould described the State of the Union as having become a "gaudy spectacle of ballyhoo and hype." (source)
- Amidst the big launch on Friday, and the corresponding ballyhoo in The New York Times, one thing was forgotten: the application itself. (source)
- From Washington tonight, we'll report that we're all working harder than ever for less, while politicians ballyhoo our higher productivity. (source)
- And yet, despite Zanuck's ballyhoo, behind the scenes Hollywood's compliance with the wishes of New York censors was swift and nearly universal. (source)
- The media -- regardless of whether you think they're left or right or just tipping over -- will go for the freak show and the ballyhoo every time. (source)
- Or are you just objecting to the ballyhoo, which is predictable from any opposition party in Parliament even the CPC, if the shoe were on the other foot. (source)
- During that period when Lumet's film was getting all the ballyhoo, he joined in on the press day that all the journos there knew was an important occasion. (source)
- And fortunately, it's a success that we don't have to ballyhoo because it's being reported widely now, and the academicians are reporting their own studies. (source)
- So, much of the free brouhaha or ballyhoo that surrounds Sundance that a lot of people go, "Oh, Sundance has sold out" has nothing to do with the film festival itself. (source)
- The next town we come to there was a county fair, and the doctor run acrost an old pal of his'n who had a show on the grounds and wanted to hire him fur what he called a ballyhoo man. (source)
- Again, there is the very characteristic American word ballyhoo, signifying the harangue of a ballyhoo-man, or spieler48 (that is, barker) before a cheap show, or, by metaphor, any noisy speech. (source)
- Forget the T-shirts, the ballyhoo, the copies of That Picture of the angelic Virginia Stephen pinned up by a multitude of seventeen-year-old girls next to Millais's Ophelia and the worn teddy bear. (source)
- (And, by the way, adding to the party's failures to ballyhoo its accomplishments, the progressive movement was systematically out-hustled, out-gunned and outmaneuvered for much of the last two years.) (source)
- And some on Wall Street will ballyhoo the assassination of the Iraqi leader for higher oil prices, but the fact is, Lou, oil supplies are lower and demand is skyrocketing, not only here, but around the world. (source)
- Mr. Cameron has been outspoken, as is his custom, in promising to transform the experience of watching movies in theaters, but damned if he didn't do it; against all odds, "Avatar" has lived up to its ballyhoo. (source)
- On the whole, we are better for it, because the key ideas that get transmitted, however imperfectly, through the books, films and tabloid ballyhoo point to a pragmatic spirituality of openness, universality and freedom. (source)
- Isn't that why we ballyhoo urban settings as being more sustainable so that we can build central systems and share costs - rather than promoting technologies and strategies that make it easier to build outside the urban core? (source)
- DOBBS: And as you reported, the technology that the president and the Senate ballyhoo doesn't work, despite spending hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money and saying that's the way they're going to enforce our borders. (source)
- | George Monbiot It may not be racist, but it's a question I'm tired of hearing | Ariane Sherine He need not 'ballyhoo' a 'black agenda' but solving problems that affect African-Americans would strengthen the US as a whole plan international. woking, surrey. (source)
- Last week alone, the president signed historic new hate crimes legislation protecting the LGBT community, killed the useless F-22 program, ended funding for ineffectual abstinence-only education, and was able to ballyhoo the first quarter of economic growth since 2007. (source)
- There has been far more private development along the Delridge corridor (which has no light rail) than there has along MLK, so it might just be worth considering that a lot of the ballyhoo one hears extolling the virtues and inevitability of TOD is perhaps a bit overstated. iviola (source)
- Their chest-thumping Republican Revolution, a patriotic ballyhoo full of thunder has been a bit shy on specifics as to what they would do differently to actually fix any of the problems that they largely engineered over the last decade or three that they've held the reins of power in Washington. (source)
- With all the ballyhoo about the alleged "existential" conflict between Israel and Iran, you might think that the news that Iran is trying to send an aid boat to Gaza, in the wake of the Israeli military attack on the Turkish aid boat that killed eight Turks and an American, would occasion a great wailing and gnashing of teeth in the American media. (source)
- Here's a crucial fact that should not be obscured by the ballyhoo surrounding the shift in control of the House: Most of the Republicans who won last night got a lower percentage at the ballot box than the percentage of Americans who support the new health care law's requirement that insurance companies cover people regardless of pre-existing medical conditions. (source)
- Putting aside the irony of his having to ballyhoo "microstyle" through the implementation of "Big Style," it must be said that Johnson does make myriad important declarations about the construction of thoughts so they're rhythmic, and metaphoric, are persuasive when appropriately detailed, are even poetic -- declarations at which Strunk and White would undoubtedly nod their heads approvingly and which certainly satisfy the revered journalist's ABC accuracy, brevity, clarity. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 54.0, which suggests that "ballyhoo" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 8 synonyms for ballyhoo.
advertisement, buildup, hoopla, hype, plug, promotion, publicity, touting
We have 0 antonyms for ballyhoo.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of ballyhoo from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Sensational or clamorous advertising or publicity.
- (noun) Noisy shouting or uproar.
- (verb-transitive) To advertise or publicize by sensational methods.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Sensational or clamorous advertising or publicity.
- (noun) Noisy shouting or uproar.
- (verb) To sensationalise or make grand claims.
- (noun) An inshore, surface-dwelling species of needlefish forming sizeable schools.
- (noun) An unseaworthy or slovenly ship.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) to advertize or publicize noisily or blatantly.
- (noun) noisy or blatant advertizing or publicity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) blatant or sensational promotion
- (verb) advertize noisily or blatantly