AskDefine | Define hype

Dictionary Definition

hype n : blatant or sensational promotion [syn: ballyhoo, hoopla, plug]

User Contributed Dictionary




From hyper.


  1. Promotion or advertisement; especially, exaggerated claims.
    After all the hype for the diet plan, only the results ended up slim.




  1. To promote heavily; to advertise or build up.
    They started hyping the new magazine months before its release.


to promote

Extensive Definition

Hype may refer to:
  • Hype (album), 1981 album by Robert Calvert
  • Hype (TV series), American comedy television series
  • Hype!, documentary about the popularity of grunge rock in the early to mid 1990
  • Hype! (soundtrack), soundtrack to the Hype! documentary
  • Hype cycle, graphic representation of the maturity, adoption and business application of specific technologies
  • Hype Energy, brand of of high-energy drinks

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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