Definition of the noun anticlimax
What does anticlimax mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: anticlimaxes
- a disappointing decline after a previous rise
- a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
Alternative definition of the noun anticlimax
- A break in the final crescendo or climax of a narrative, producing a disappointing end.
Phrases with anticlimax
Phrases starting with the word anticlimax:
- Anticlimax pilsbryi
- Anticlimax athleenae
Other phrases containing the word anticlimax:
- species Anticlimax pilsbryi
- species Anticlimax athleenae
"Anticlimax": Anticlimax: A Feminist Perspective on the Sexual Revolution is a 1990 book about the sexual...
- also known as "Anticlimax: a feminist perspective on the sexual revolution"
- language: English Language
- author: Sheila Jeffreys
- genre: Politics
- released in (24 years ago)
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for anticlimax
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Illustrated Lessons in Composition and Rhetoric (1912)
by Erle Elsworth Clippinger
An anticlimax is a series of expressions arranged in the order of decreasing strength or importance. Anticlimax is to be considered an error in discourse unless it is used purposely to degrade the subject or to produce a humorous effect.
South African Law Journal (1887)
The anticlimax is that the Blackstone Publishing Company of Philadelphia are republishing on this continent a selection from the great legal text books of England, with great promptitude, and at prices NOTES.
The Sixteen Satires (2004)
The rhetorical anticlimax is a device which Juvenal (like De Quincey in 'On Murder as One of the Fine Arts') employs to some effect: but it is hard not to feel the real and passionate animus behind examples of this sort. Juvenal flays upper -class ...
Encyclopedia of the American Short Story, 2-Volume Set, Third Edition
by EPUB 2-3
anticlimax. Sometimes used as an equivalent for bathos. In a second usage, however,theterm denotes a writer's intentional drop from the serious and elevated to the trivial and lowly, in order to achieve a comic or satiric effect. Entry Author: ...
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain (2013)
by J.R. LeMaster, James D. Wilson
sudden anticlimax, incongruity, burlesque and parody, the poker-faced exaggeration of the tall tale ...
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012)
Fourth Edition by Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul Rouzer
“Lower” in this context concerns the ideas or objects referred to and, as such, restricts the phenomenon to semantic anticlimax, frequently quoted examples of which include Alexander Pope's series of anticlimaxes from The Rape of the Lock : ...
Encyclopedia Britannica (1911)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm
A Anacreontics Андреем, Ancren Riwle Anecdote Atnglo-Norman Literaure Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Anthology ' Anticlimax мини-о 110 Antithes s . antonomasia Aphorism Apologue Apophthegm Aposio esis Aposti Archaism Arthur Arthurian ...
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama (1984)
An International Reference Work in 5 Volumes by Stanley Hochman
anticlimax At the close of a drama, a drop, either intentional or accidental, in the tension or excitement generated by the climax. If the anticlimax is not intended by the playwright, it represents a serious flaw in the structure ...
The Notre Dame Football Encyclopedia (2013)
4th Edition by Michael R. Steele
Perhapsthe gameitself was abitof an anticlimax, especially after the FSU highand the USC low, and all the distractions withdiscipline problems. Nevertheless, theIrish came out on theirfirst twopossessions and lookedprettysharp, withNC State ...
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Scrabble value of A1N1T1I1C3L1I1M3A1X8
The value of this 10-letter word is 21 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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