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": 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 (24 years ago)
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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.
containing the rules of orthography and punctuation, the principles of etymology and the prosody of the English language, with an appendix ... by Richard Green Parker, Charles Fox
Anticlimax is the reverse of Climax. It is the descent from great things to small ; or from dignified to mean expressions ; and is allowable only in ludicrous compositions. Thus : " And thou Dalhousie ! the great god of war, Lieutenant Colonel to ...
by Stephen Satchell
The most common cause of such an anticlimax is that people are torn between two competing emotions, ...
Crystals Out of Chaos (1997)
John Hawkes and the Shapes of Apocalypse by Lesley Marx
The frame for the climactic anticlimax is the conversation between Jake and Charley concerning the history of the Suslotas, 140 WOMEN'S TIME.
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. An abruptlapsefrom growing intensityto triviality in any passage of dramatic, narrative, or descriptive writing, with the effect of disappointed expectation ordeflated suspense. Where the effect is unintentionally feeble or ridiculous it is ...
by Daniel Chandler, Rod Munday
anticlimax (adj. anticlimactic) In *drama and *narratives, an * event or revelation that either does not...
by Robert Blumenfeld
anticlimax n. 1. The disappointing, unconvincing, dissatisfying ...
Dictionary of Film Terms (2006)
The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art by Frank Eugene Beaver
Anticlimax A concluding moment in a motion picture's dramatic development which fails to satisfy audience expectations.
by J. A. Cuddon
anticlimax. According to Dr ...
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: ...
An International Reference Work in 5 Volumes
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 ...
anticlimax [anti'klaimaks] nr a dull or disappointing ending to a play, activity etc after increasing excitement or ...
by Nancy LeClaire, Harold Cardinal, Emily Hunter
anticlimax ka sisikoc pomiyehtamihk. anticolonialism ekd kawicetamihk oyasiwewin. antidote maskihke kanakinkakehk piscipowin; piscipowin natawehowin. antifreeze nipoy ekd ka ahkwatihk. antihero ekd ka napekasohk. antimony kikway ...
2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips
anticlimax (an-tī-KLĪ-maks) n. An anticlimax is a weak or disappointing outcome or turn of events where a climax is expected (see climactic). Y2K (the name given at the end of the last century to the possibility that computer operating systems ...
by Peter Auger
anticlimax An unexpected slide from noble, grand feelings to the trivial, especially during a passage of mounting intensity (CLIMAX) .
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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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