What is Ballyhooed?

Ballyhooed definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun, plural balA.lyA.hoos.
a clamorous and vigorous attempt to win customers or advance any cause; blatant advertising or publicity.
clamor or outcry.
a halfbeak, Hemiramphus brasiliensis, inhabiting both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

verb (used with or without object), balA.lyA.hooed,
to advertise or push by ballyhoo.

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