how to pronounce ballyhoo


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The above transcription of ballyhoo is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

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.

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