Simple Definition of suspense
: a feeling or state of nervousness or excitement caused by wondering what will happen
Full Definition of suspense
Examples of suspense
I can't bear the suspense.
The suspense builds as the story progresses.
Alfred Hitchcock was a master of suspense.
The movie is a suspense thriller.
Origin of suspense
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from suspendre
First Known Use: 15th century
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