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    The final, culminating element or event in a series; highest point, as of interest or excitement.

    cli·max noun \?kl?-?maks\


    Definition of CLIMAX


    1


    : a figure of speech in which a series of phrases or sentences is arranged in ascending order of rhetorical forcefulness


    2


    a : the highest point : culmination <the climax of a distinguished career> b : the point of highest dramatic tension or a major turning point in the action (as of a play) c : orgasm d : menopause


    3


    : a relatively stable ecological stage or community especially of plants that is achieved through successful adaptation to an environment; especially : the final stage in ecological succession


    — cli·max·less adjective


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    Examples of CLIMAX


    The movie's climax is a fantastic chase scene.At the novel's climax, the main character finds herself face to face with the thief.the climax of her careerThe protest in May was the climax of a series of demonstrations in the nation's capital.


    Origin of CLIMAX


    Late Latin, from Greek klimax, literally, ladder, from klineinto leanFirst Known Use: circa 1550


    Related to CLIMAX


    Synonyms: climacteric, turning point, corner, landmark, milepost, milestone, watershed


    Antonyms: bottom, nadir, rock bottom


    Related Words: break, capper, clincher, crusher, highlight, topper; conversion, metamorphosis, transfiguration, transformation, turnabout, turnaround; boiling point, breaking point, clutch, conjuncture, crisis, crossroad(s), crunch, crunch time, Dunkirk, emergency, exigency, extremity, flash point, head, juncture, zero hour


    Near Antonyms: abyss, base, foot; minimum


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    Other Performing Arts Terms


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    Rhymes with CLIMAX


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    climaxverb





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    Definition of CLIMAX


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    transitive verb


    : to bring to a climax <climaxed his boxing career with a knockout>


    intransitive verb


    : to come to a climax <a riot climaxing in the destruction of several houses>



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    Examples of CLIMAX


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    1. The movie climaxes with a fantastic chase scene.

    2. The May protest climaxed a series of demonstrations in the nation's capital.


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    First Known Use of CLIMAX


    1835



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