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1. ballyhoo, hoopla, hype, plug

blatant or sensational promotion


2. ballyhoo

advertize noisily or blatantly

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noun informal
a noisy, confused, or nonsensical situation or uproar
sensational or blatant advertising or publicity
verb -hoos, -hooing or -hooed
3. (transitive) mainly US
to advertise or publicize by sensational or blatant methods

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loud talk; noisy uproar
loud, exaggerated, or sensational advertising or propaganda
verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈballyˌhooed or ˈballyˌhooing
3.  Informal
to advertise or promote by sensational methods

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n. pl. bal·ly·hoos
1. Sensational or clamorous advertising or publicity.
2. Noisy shouting or uproar.
tr.v. bal·ly·hooed, bal·ly·hoo·ing, bal·ly·hoos
To advertise or publicize by sensational methods.
n. pl. ballyhoo or bal·ly·hoos
A halfbeak (Hemiramphus brasiliensis) of the western Atlantic Ocean, often used as bait for saltwater fishing.

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