cliffhanger


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cliff·hang·er

 (klĭf′hăng′ər)
n.
1. A melodramatic serial in which each episode ends in suspense.
2. A suspenseful situation occurring at the end of a chapter, scene, or episode.
3. A contest so closely matched that the outcome is uncertain until the end.

cliff′hang′ing adj.

cliffhanger

(ˈklɪfˌhæŋə)
n
1. (Film)
a. a situation of imminent disaster usually occurring at the end of each episode of a serialized film
b. the serialized film itself
2. a situation that is dramatic or uncertain
ˈcliffˌhanging adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cliffhanger - a contest whose outcome is uncertain up to the very end
contest, competition - an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
2.cliffhanger - an episode that ends in suspense
instalment, installment, episode - a part of a broadcast serial
Translations

cliffhanger

[ˈklɪfˌhæŋəʳ] N (= film) → película f melodramática, película f de suspense
the match was a real cliffhangerel partido fue un suspense hasta el último momento

cliffhanger

cliff-hanger [ˈklɪfhæŋər] n (at end of episode)moment m de suspense
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