Definitions of climax

  1. Upward movement; steady increase; gradation; ascent. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A figure in which the parts of a sentence or paragraph are so arranged that each succeeding one rises above its predecessor in impressiveness. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The highest point; the greatest degree. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding; "the climax of the artist's career"; "in the flood tide of his success" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the most severe stage of a disease Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. The highest point or the summit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. In Rhetoric, the arranging of the particulars of a portion of discourse so as to rise in strength to the last. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A gradated increase in importance or impressiveness; the summit or extreme point. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Rhet. A progressive increase in force to a culmination; the culmination; acme. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Step by step; ascent; a figure of speech in which the sentences rise as it were step by step upwards in intensity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for climax

  1. It reaches its climax on Holy Thursday. – Castilian Days by John Hay
  2. But now I have stopped in the middle of a climax and the number of times that I have read that last line, trying to find another- Great heavens! – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair