cliff-hanger

noun
cliff-hang·​er | \ ˈklif-ˌhaŋ-ər \

Definition of cliff-hanger

1 : an adventure serial or melodrama especially : one presented in installments each ending in suspense
2 : a contest whose outcome is in doubt up to the very end broadly : a suspenseful situation

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cliff-hanging \ ˈklif-​ˌhaŋ-​iŋ \ adjective

First Known Use of cliff-hanger

circa 1931, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cliff-hanger was circa 1931

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cliff-hanger

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cliff-hanger

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

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