cliffhanger

(redirected from cliffhangers)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to cliffhangers: Cliffhanger ending

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cliffhanger

cliff-hanger [ˈklɪfhæŋər] n (at end of episode)moment m de suspense
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
WHILE we are on the subject of TV shows that live or die by suspense and cliffhangers, are we all just too excited about the finale of Line Of Duty on BBC1 tomorrow night?
While fans won't be able to find out what's to become of the multiple cliffhangers (are Marshall [Glenn Morshower] and Julian [Jenna Dewan] dead?) until next month, executive producer Todd Harthan is giving some small teases of what's to come in the second half of the season, which will pick up shortly after the fall finale, according to (https://tvline.com/2018/11/26/the-resident-recap-season-2-episode-9-fall-finale-cliffhanger/) TVLine.
This was one of many stories shared during the Cliffhangers open-mic storytelling night Wednesday.
There are cliffhangers in every episode of the ten-part whodunit.
He said: "It's great because you get cliffhangers. It's fantastic to have Doctor Who cliffhangers, the screeching sound of the soundtrack - that's brilliant.
Plenty of closeshaves and cliffhangers courtesy of John Carpenter's repertoire.
When you think of the great cliffhangers from the history of Eastenders, what instantly springs to mind?
Both pairs survived cliffhangers in earlier rounds against duos representing many of Britain's top clubs.
This is a fast-moving action/adventure thriller with cliffhangers, explosions, spies, snipers, and a whole lot more.