ballyhooing
ballyhoo al"ly*hoo v. t. [imp. & p. p. {ballyhooed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {ballyhooing}.] to advertize or publicize noisily or blatantly. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • ballyhooing — bal·ly·hoo || ‚bælɪ huː n. noisy advertisement; loud noise v. advertise in a loud noisy way …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ballyhoo — al ly*hoo v. t. [imp. & p. p. {ballyhooed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {ballyhooing}.] to advertize or publicize noisily or blatantly. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ballyhooed — ballyhoo al ly*hoo v. t. [imp. & p. p. {ballyhooed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {ballyhooing}.] to advertize or publicize noisily or blatantly. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ballyhoo — n. /bal ee hooh /; v. /bal ee hooh , bal ee hooh /, n., pl. ballyhoos, v., ballyhooed, ballyhooing. n. 1. a clamorous and vigorous attempt to win customers or advance any cause; blatant advertising or publicity. 2. clamor or outcry. 3. a halfbeak …   Universalium

  • circus — circusy, adj. /serr keuhs/, n., pl. circuses. 1. a large public entertainment, typically presented in one or more very large tents or in an outdoor or indoor arena, featuring exhibitions of pageantry, feats of skill and daring, performing animals …   Universalium

  • Barnum, P.T. — ▪ American showman in full  Phineas Taylor Barnum  born July 5, 1810, Bethel, Connecticut, U.S. died April 7, 1891, Bridgeport, Connecticut  American showman who employed sensational forms of presentation and publicity to popularize such… …   Universalium

  • advertising — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Calling goods to public attention] Syn. promotion, promoting, publicity, publicizing, circularization, billing, posting, placarding, announcing, displaying, broadcasting, advocacy, Madison Avenue, ballyhooing*, plugging*,… …   English dictionary for students

  • ballyhoo — [[t]bæ̱lihu͟ː, AM huː[/t]] ballyhooing, ballyhooed 1) N UNCOUNT: also a N (disapproval) You can use ballyhoo to refer to great excitement or anger about something, especially when you disapprove of it because you think it is unnecessary or… …   English dictionary

  • ballyhoo — informal noun extravagant publicity or fuss. verb (ballyhoos, ballyhooing, ballyhooed) chiefly N. Amer. praise or publicize extravagantly. Origin C19 (orig. US): of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • advertisement — n 1. ad, Chiefly Brit. Inf. advert, announcement, blurb, statement, broadcast, Inf. plug, Sl. pitch; Radio and TV. commercial, spot announcement, spot. 2. notice, placard, poster, display; circular, bulletin, bill, handbill, flyer, leaflet,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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