Adjective "ballyhooed" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Extravagant publicity or fuss.
  1. 'It certainly gets an awful lot of ballyhoo from well before its arrival.'
  2. 'There has been a lot of ballyhoo about all these developments, but it is worth noting that these deals will be worthless unless new legislation is passed to modernise the law on casinos.'
  3. 'It opened amidst much ballyhoo in the US in October, but audiences forgot to show up.'
  4. 'Personally I think this is a load of ballyhoo, because the photograph is just to represent what the food will look like - you don't eat a photograph, now do you!'
  5. 'Plastered on every available storefront, barn, bus bench, and shoeshine stand was a poster seducing you with an attractive couple in mid-kiss and black bold-faced ballyhoo exploding all around them.'
  6. 'A piece of genuine, if faded and controversial US-style ballyhoo, will take place.'
  7. 'And amidst all the teenage jeers and overall ballyhoo, one serious middle-aged man said, ‘I want to believe’.'
  8. 'With loud hurrahs from appropriate quarters and much general ballyhoo, my friend went along to that victory parade in London.'
  9. 'Admittedly, he owes his fame largely to the media ballyhoo, but he's fed and clothed by the readers who have bought his books.'
  10. 'Over the two-disc set are enough bonus features, biographical material, and nostalgic Tinseltown ballyhoo to have even the most exacting film fan jumping for joy.'


Praise or publicize extravagantly.
  1. 'a much-ballyhooed musical extravaganza'
  2. 'Appealingly cast, the show was much ballyhooed in its day by members of the size acceptance community.'
  3. 'In Britain, the show has been ballyhooed by the political caste, which isn't surprising, since it glorifies their trade.'
  4. 'Interestingly, while Expo 2000 was much ballyhooed in Germany, at least at its beginning, it caused hardly a stir on this side of the Atlantic, either in the media or through word of mouth.'
  5. 'Surprisingly, it was their ironclad no-name defense more than their much ballyhooed three-pronged attack that got them there.'
  6. 'I knew some major changes would be wrought in the film the first time I saw the trailer ballyhooing the arrival on local screens.'
  7. 'They are both very career-oriented, and my son takes great pride in ballyhooing his wife's progress at her company.'
  8. 'It is certainly better than the other much ballyhooed debut novel.'
  9. 'These groups are ballyhooing the fact that world-wide coffee prices have fallen to a 30-year low.'
  10. 'But why is the work of this small, blonde, blazingly confident woman of Russian-Jewish extraction so ballyhooed?'
  11. 'They were ballyhooing this very motion picture, in fact.'

More definitions

1. a clamorous and vigorous attempt to win customers or advance any cause; blatant advertising or publicity.

2. clamor or outcry.

3. a halfbeak, Hemiramphus brasiliensis, inhabiting both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. verb (used with or without object), ballyhooed, ballyhooing.

4. to advertise or push by ballyhoo.

More examples(as adjective)

"successes can be ballyhooed."

"settlements can be ballyhooed."

"computers can be ballyhooed."


(ballyhoo)Late 19th century: American coinage of unknown origin.