sus·​pens·​er | \ sə-ˈspen(t)-sər How to pronounce suspenser (audio) \

Definition of suspenser

: a suspenseful film

Examples of suspenser in a Sentence

Alfred Hitchcock was the acknowledged master of the cinematic suspenser that craftily manipulates its audience.
Recent Examples on the Web Directed by Nelicia Low, the suspenser follows a young fencer struggling with keeping his secret crush on a fellow fencer from his homophobic mother. Vivienne Chow, Variety, 17 May 2022 On the other hand, the story introduces fictional characters and elements that give it the air of a suspenser, exactly the sort for which Harris is so popular. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of suspenser

circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Suspenser.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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