Example sentences for: overhype

How can you use “overhype” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • It suggests that anyone who finds overhype unreasonable speaks with a voice of moderation--"C'mon, enough is enough"--while at the same time setting the ceiling at a level far higher than what any ordinary person would find acceptable or sufficient.

  • Hytner doesn't overhype his images or call attention to his own directorial hand, as he did in The Madness of King George (1994) and The Crucible (1996).

  • In a culture in which the words "of our time" have become synonymous with "of the past year or so," overhype --a noun and verb meaning an excessive amount of hype , a term which itself connotes an excessive amount of orchestrated publicity--has evolved to describe one of the distinctive characteristics of our time.

  • (Note: An alternative etymology of hype would derive the word from the Greek hyper , meaning "over," so that to overhype something is to "over-over" it--more straightforwardly logical but not nearly as evocative, in my view.)

  • Overhype is, in its way, a strategically brilliant term.


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