ballyhoo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ballyhoo advertize noisily or blatantly
    • n ballyhoo blatant or sensational promotion
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Usage

In literature:

I wish the whole world were in Ballyhoo, and you and I alone once more!
"The Fighting Chance" by Robert W. Chambers
Unc' Fletch trails along, an' Ballyhoo stops at a big sycamore tree.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
If she would do the ballyhoo for a Kid Show, she would pack 'em in to bust down the sidewalls.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
In the first place the ballyhoo advertisers have shouted the public deaf.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
Why, once he took a job as a ballyhoo at a show on the Bowery in Coney Island.
"Ruth Fielding Down East" by Alice B. Emerson
The spectacular signs and free lure show runways were closed down, for ballyhoo of a different character had taken their place for the daytime.
"The Glory of Ippling" by Helen M. Urban
Motion pictures ran day and night, their ballyhoo added to the outcries of the other barkers.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
She was a hemp-rigged old ballyhoo out o' Quebec, an' gear was chafin' through all the time.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
Was Saltus ballyhooing for this institution?
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
The ballyhoo upon the elevated platform without had been completed.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
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In poetry:

The Celt in all his variants from Builth to Ballyhoo,
His mental processes are plain—one knows what he will do,
And can logically predicate his finish by his start;
But the English—ah, the English!—they are quite a race apart.
"The Puzzler" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

It's not surprising that the much-ballyhooed "economic stimulus" hasn't done much stimulating.
DirecTV, the satellite giant, is pitching much of its future on its ballyhooed expansion of high-definition (HD) channels that it claims will make it a clear winner.
Many state and county officials have ballyhooed the Aug 27 primary for a variety of reasons.
The much ballyhooed trial of Barry Bonds is underway…Bonds is facing four counts of lying to federal investigators in 2003 over his alleged steroid use, and one count of obstruction.
SAN PEDRO, Belize – Needle-nosed ballyhoo fish leap from the water, lured by the wake as Capt.
In this campaign season I am seeing much ballyhoo about the supporting of the troops.
Chilly temperatures and plant diseases delayed the planting of Georgia's sweet Vidalia onion crop, but there's also been some good news about the ballyhooed bulbs.
Despite the much-ballyhooed reports of the Walkman 's demise in 2010 — as well as the fact that it no longer plays cassettes — Sony has revived the brand for a new lineup of digital music players.
These events aren't new to Clear Channel, the radio behemoth that owns Hot 99.5 and that has hosted ballyhooed Jingle Balls in New York and Los Angeles.
The Tour de Fat was indeed a ballyhoo of bikes and beer, as their advertisements suggested.
Much-ballyhooed USA Pro Cycling Challenge not worth trying to repeat in 2013.
And the activist blogger on texassharon.com signed up to attend a much ballyhooed gas industry confab in Houston last week, she wasn't sure what to expect.
This week pre-orders of the ballyhooed device came flooding in and were subsequently halted due to the huge response.
The Outland Ballroom will host a benefit concert for Harmony House, featuring Austin Terry, Zach Caddy and Black Bonnet Ballyhoo.
Turns out Metro's much ballyhooed living-wage plan affects 14 people, adds no more than 35 cents to any current city employee's hourly wage, and jolts a meager $7,300 into the government's new budget.
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