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the word "hype"

Facebook, which made its public debut amid intense hype last year, lost nearly half its value in the first four months.
What does "hype" mean in this sentence? How to use it?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    It means publicity. So, lots of people and the media were probably talking about it.

    You use it when you want to say that lots of people are talking about something and are excited about it.

    A sample sentence you could use is; "There is a lot of hype about the new iPhone, which is being released next month".

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