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Climax meaning

climax - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; " The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"
  2. 2. Upward movement; steady increase; gradation; ascent.
  3. 3. A figure in which the parts of a sentence or paragraph are so arranged that each succeeding one rises above its predecessor in impressiveness.
  4. 4. The highest point; the greatest degree.
  5. 5. A gradated increase in importance or impressiveness; the summit or extreme point.

climax - examples of usage

  1. At last there came a climax. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  2. One day the shouting and the swearing and the running to and fro came to a climax. - "The Crisis, Volume 7", Winston Churchill.
  3. The climax of this part is reached in the neighbourhood of Coniston. - "Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England", W. P. Haskett Smith.
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