anticlimax Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a disappointing decline after a previous rise
- the anticlimax of a brilliant career
noun a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
- (Rhet.) A sentence in which the ideas fall, or become less important and striking, at the close; -- the opposite of climax. It produces a ridiculous effect. Example:
Next comes Dalhousie, the great god of war,
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