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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.
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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
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|Noun||1.||cliffhanger - a contest whose outcome is uncertain up to the very end|
|2.||cliffhanger - an episode that ends in suspense|
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cliffhanger[ˈklɪfˌhæŋəʳ] N (= film) → película f melodramática, película f de suspense
the match was a real cliffhanger → el partido fue un suspense hasta el último momento
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