- Extravagant publicity or fuss: after all the ballyhoo, the film was a flopMore example sentences
publicity, advertising, promotion, marketing, propaganda, push, puffery, build-up, boosting; commotion, fuss, ado, flurry, excitement, ferment, tumult, hurly-burly, hue and cry, bustle, hustle and bustleNew Zealand • informal bobsy-die
- The ballyhoo with which the film has been received has to be attributed, at least in part, to the impoverishment of field from which it springs.
- 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.
- With loud hurrahs from appropriate quarters and much general ballyhoo, my friend went along to that victory parade in London.
verb (ballyhoos, ballyhooing, ballyhooed)[with object] chiefly North American Back to top
- Praise or publicize extravagantly: each company ballyhoos its product as though it were the most outstanding in all creation (as adjective ballyhooed) a much-ballyhooed musical extravaganzaMore example sentences
- I knew some major changes would be wrought in the film the first time I saw the trailer ballyhooing the arrival on local screens.
- Appealingly cast, the show was much ballyhooed in its day by members of the size acceptance community.
- At issue was a widely ballyhooed test of the razzle-dazzle, video-arcade, anti-missile-defense scheme known as Star Wars.
late 19th century: American coinage of unknown origin.