Word of the Day: Hyperbole

hy-per-bol-e / hīˈpərbəlē   noun  
  1. extreme exaggeration
I’ll always marvel at the liveliness of southern speech – so full of metaphor and hyperbole, quirks and vividness. Frances Mayes, 1940-  
  1. a dramatic overstatement or figure of speech not meant to be taken literally
The speaking in a perpetual hyperbole is comely in nothing but love. Francis Bacon, 1561-1626