Examples of climactic in a Sentence
At the climactic moment, the main character of the novel finds herself face to face with the thief.
the movie's climactic chase scene
Recent Examples of climactic from the Web
If this seemed a bit anti-climactic, well, nothing really could have competed with the evening’s volcanic opener.
In August, Smith was one of three members who missed the climactic hearing and vote on what is seen as the most significant case ever to come before the review board.
The envelope was at the center of a climactic moment in the final episode of the Jinx, in which Durst was the central and willing participant.
January was going to be MVP of the 2015 WNBA Finals if the Fever had won, but she was hurt in the climactic game and has never returned to that form.
Climactic scene filmed at the top of Looking Glass.
In the climactic moments of Columbus, Kogonada takes things away.
The metallic hair trend has popped up on red carpets before; earlier this spring, Brie Larson showed up at the Met Gala with gold foils attached to her updo, sparking images of Belle during the climactic ballroom scene of Beauty and the Beast.
In Homecoming's climactic battle, on the other hand, the hero and villain are easily matched, and in the sky, Spider-Man's web slinging is nearly useless.
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First Known Use of climactic
Synonymsapocalyptic (also apocalyptical), climacteric
Related Wordsapical, apogean, crestal, crowning, culminating, high, highest, meridian; critical, crossover, crucial, fateful, life-and-death (also life-or-death), vital; cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), earthshaking, epochal, momentous; deciding, decisive, payoff, pivotal, watershed; go-no-go, make-or-break
Near Antonymsanticlimactic (also anticlimactical); inconsequential, indecisive, insignificant, noncritical, trivial, unimportant
CLIMACTIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of climactic for English Language Learners
: most exciting and important : forming a climax
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