suspenser

noun

sus·​pens·​er sə-ˈspen(t)-sər How to pronounce suspenser (audio)
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of suspenser was circa 1960

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“Suspenser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suspenser. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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