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Climactic   /klaɪmˈæktɪk/   Listen

Consisting of or causing a climax.

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"Climactic" Quotes from Famous Books

... so anti-climactic that Alma broke into an hysterical giggle, cut short by a sob. She dropped into a chair by the table and flung her hands over her face, laughing and sobbing softly to herself. Gilbert rose and walked to the door, where he stood ...
— Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 • Lucy Maud Montgomery

... the best construction for long feature stories follows somewhat the lines of the stage play. The line of climactic development should be a series of ascending waves. After each crisis or climax there should be a slight lull. And the first few hundred feet, like the first ten minutes of a play, should be devoted to getting your audience ...
— Writing the Photoplay • J. Berg Esenwein and Arthur Leeds

Words linked to "Climactic" :   climax, anticlimactic

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