ballyhoo ballyhoo  /ˈbæ li ˈhu/


  1. (n) blatant or sensational promotion
  2. (v) advertize noisily or blatantly



  1. The blatant ballyhoo for the trial, next month, at Dayton, Tenn.
  2. Ballyhoo for the Westminster Kennel Club's Annual Dog Show is usually composed of statistics, freaks, photographs of puppies.
  3. While Rome took in Hefner's prepublication ballyhoo, Playmen Editor Adelina Tattilo, 40, a stunning mother of three, behaved like a card shark with the winning ace.


  1. Band: Ballyhoo!

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Ballyhoo! is a reggae/rock band from Baltimore, Maryland, and they made their second stop to...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: FOX 2 News St. Louis

  2. Dads deserve your attention today

    When Mother's Day rolls around, there is no missing the ballyhoo that accompanies it. Our moms are depicted as saintly figures who can do no wrong.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Zanesville Times Recorder

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  1. "We had decided to release the lady in the group, but with the political ballyhoo by London, this decision will for the time being be suspended," Ali Larijani, secretary of the Iranian National Security Council, told state television.
    on Mar 29, 2007 By: Ali Larijani Source: Bangkok Post

  2. "I believe that the ballyhoo over the nuclear issue is just an excuse by the US to weaken Iran and get domination over the Middle East," Ahmadinejad said.
    on Apr 13, 2010 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Ha'aretz

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