Simple Definition of bathos
: the sudden appearance of a silly idea or event in a book, movie discussion, etc., that is serious in tone
Examples of bathos
The serious message of the film is ruined by the bathos of its ridiculous ending.
<a novel that wallows in bathos>
Origin of bathos
Greek, literally, depth
First Known Use: 1727
Rhymes with bathos
benthos, bugloss, chaos, Chios, cosmos, Delos, demos, Ellás, emboss, en masse, Eos, epos, Eros, ethos, Hyksos, kaross, kudos, kvass, Lagos, Laos, Laplace, Lemnos, Lesbos, Logos, Madras, Melos, mythos, Naxos, Nepos, nol-pros, nonpros, pathos, peplos, Pharos, pit boss, pothos, ringtoss, Samos, Skyros, straw boss, telos, topos, tripos
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