cliff–hanger

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noun cliff–hang·er \ˈklif-ˌhaŋ-ər\

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

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Circa 1931

First Known Use of cliff–hanger

circa 1931


CLIFF–HANGER Defined for English Language Learners

cliff–hanger

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noun cliff–hang·er \ˈklif-ˌhaŋ-ər\

Definition of cliff–hanger for English Language Learners

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

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