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cliff–hanger

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noun cliff–hang·er \ˈklif-ˌhaŋ-ər\

Simple Definition of cliff–hanger

  • : a story, contest, or situation that is very exciting because what is going to happen next is not known

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cliff–hanger

  1. 1 :  an adventure serial or melodrama; especially :  one presented in installments each ending in suspense

  2. 2 :  a contest whose outcome is in doubt up to the very end; broadly :  a suspenseful situation

cliff–hanging

play \-iŋ\ adjective

Circa 1931

First Known Use of cliff–hanger

circa 1931

Rhymes with cliff–hanger


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