how to pronounce ballyhoo


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ballyhoo is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of ballyhoo


  1. Sensational or clamorous advertising or publicity.
  2. An unseaworthy or slovenly ship.
  3. Certain species in family Hemiramphidae, inshore, surface-dwelling needlefish forming sizeable schools.
  4. Noisy shouting or uproar.
  5. Hemiramphus brasiliensis.


  1. To sensationalise or make grand claims.

ballyhoo frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ballyhoo occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ballyhoo can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ballyhoo can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

3) people, society, and culture;

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