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Meaning of ANTICLIMAX

Pronunciation:  `anti'klImaks

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
  2. [n]  a disappointing decline after ad previous rise; "the anticlimax of a brilliant career"
 

ANTICLIMAX is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: bathos
 
 See Also: close, closing, conclusion, downfall, end, ending, fall, story

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An`ti*cli"max\, n. (Rhet.)
A sentence in which the ideas fall, or become less important
and striking, at the close; -- the opposite of climax. It
produces a ridiculous effect.

Note: Example:

            Next comes Dalhousie, the great god of war,
            Lieutenant-colonel to the Earl of Mar.

 

 

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