Examples of bathos in a sentence
The serious message of the film is ruined by the bathos of its ridiculous ending.
<a novel that wallows in bathos>
Origin and Etymology of bathos
Greek, literally, depth
First Known Use: 1727
BATHOS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bathos for English Language Learners
: the sudden appearance of a silly idea or event in a book, movie discussion, etc., that is serious in tone
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