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: 1727See Words from the same year
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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