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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.
"Anticlimax" is a composition.
- music and lyrics by Kenneth Nyman
"Anticlimax": Anticlimax: A Feminist Perspective on the Sexual Revolution is a 1990 book about the sexual revolution by Sheila Jeffreys.
- also known as "Anticlimax: a feminist perspective on the sexual revolution"
- language: English Language
- genre: Politics
- released in (25 years ago)
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Analytical Grammar of the English Language, Embracing the Introductive and Productive Methods of Teaching ... (1848)
And an Appendix, in Five Parts; Being a Complete System of Grammar, Containing Much New Matter Not Found in Other Grammars by Dyer Hook Sanborn
Anticlimax is the opposite of Climax,−a figure by which the ideas become gradually less important and less striking till the close of the sentence. 45. An Allusion is an expression which has reference to a well known matter of fact or of history; as ...
White Death (2014)
by Robert Sheckley
CHAPTER NINETEEN Anticlimax is the one stable human condition. Action begets reaction, enthusiasm breeds boredom, tension is a prelude to flaccidity, and heroics are only possible toonewith apoormemory.
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 ...
“Anticlimax is a brand of chewingtobacco.” “Facile, a little face.” “An autograph is a money-grabbing scheme set on foot by one man.” “Antifat and antitoxin are those new, cheap breakfast foods.” “A blizzard is something inside of a hen.
Anticlimax is a brand of chewing- tobacco." " Facile, a little face." " An autograph is a money- grabbing scheme set on foot by one man." "Antifat and antitoxin are those new, cheap breakfast foods." " A blizzard is something inside of a hen.
by Rajni Sehgal
Anticlimax. 1 . In literature, a drop from a high or climactic point to one much lower than expected, especially in the action of a story or play. The ending of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie is an anticlimax. 2. The effect of such a drop ...
by Chris Baldick
anticlimax which survives in two medieval manuscript versions. In modern times, various prose anthologies have appeared, exhibiting short stories, speeches, or extracts from longer prose works of all kinds. A compiler of anthologies is an ...
by Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite
anticlimax. 26 2 (answer back) give a cheeky reply. 3 (answer to/for) be responsible to someone or for something. 4 meet a need. answerable adj. ( answerable to/for) responsible to someone or for something. answering machine n. a machine ...
by Walter William Skeat
Anticlimax ; see Climax. Antidote ; see Dose. Antimony, a metal. (Low L.) Low L. antimonium. Origin unknown. Antipathy ; see Pathos. Antiphon ; see Phonetic. Antiphrasis ; see Phrase. Antipodes. (Gk.) Gk. dvrhotts, pi., men with feet opposite ...
Gradus, A-Z by Bernard Marie Dupriez
For descending gradatio: anticlimax* (Dr Johnson, Preminger, Quillet); bathos* ( Pope, Preminger). Other definition: See cadence* (rhythmic gradatio). Rl: Gradatio is a device fundamental to amplification* in periodic discourse*. It belongs to ...
anticlimax /.aen.ti'klai.maeks/ © /-ti-/ noun [C or U] an event or experience which causes disappointment because it is less exciting than was expected or because it happens immediately after a much more interesting ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chrisholm
ANTICLIMAX (Le. the opposite to “ climax ”), in rhetoric, an abrupt , declension (either deliberate or unintended) on the part of a speaker or writer from the dignity of idea which heappeared to be aiming at; as in the following well ~known ...
by Roland Greene, Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul F. Rouzer, Harris Feinsod, David Marno, Alexandra Slessarev
“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 : ...
anticlimax [anti'klaimaks] nr a dull or disappointing ending to a play, activity etc after increasing excitement or ...
anticlimax /anti'klarmaks/ noun (count or uncount): anticlimaxes You call something such as an event an anticlimax if it is ...
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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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