adjective see cliff-hanger

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  • cliff-hanging — /klif hang ing/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a cliff hanger: a cliff hanging vote of 20 19. Also, cliffhanging. [1935 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • cliff-hanging — adjective (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense • Syn: ↑suspenseful, ↑suspensive, ↑nail biting • Similar to: ↑tense * * * /klif hang ing/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a cliff hanger: a cliff hanging vote of 20 19 …   Useful english dictionary

  • cliff hanging — Synonyms and related words: agitating, anxiety, apprehension, breathtaking, charged, disquieting, distracting, disturbing, dread, electric, exciting, exhilarating, expectant waiting, galvanic, heady, heart expanding, heart stirring, heart… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cliff-hang — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ intransitive verb : to end an installment of a cliff hanger with a suspenseful usually melodramatic unresolved conflict designed to entice the audience to read or view the succeeding installment to discover the resolution of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cliff-hang — /klif hang /, v.i., cliff hung, cliff hanging. Informal. to wait eagerly for the outcome of a suspenseful situation or contest. Also, cliffhang. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • cliff — n. a steep rock face, esp. at the edge of the sea. Phrases and idioms: cliff hanger a story etc. with a strong element of suspense; a suspenseful ending to an episode of a serial. cliff hanging full of suspense. Derivatives: clifflike adj. cliffy …   Useful english dictionary

  • cliff-hanger — noun Date: circa 1937 1. an adventure serial or melodrama; especially one presented in installments each ending in suspense 2. a contest whose outcome is in doubt up to the very end; broadly a suspenseful situation • cliff hanging …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hanging Rock, New South Wales — Hanging Rock is a locality in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire.This article is about the gold mining village of Hanging Rock on the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Hanging Rock is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Cliff Raven — Born Cliff H. Ingram August 24, 1932 East Chicago, Indiana Died November 28, 2001(2001 11 28) California Other names Cliff Raven Ingram Occupation …   Wikipedia

  • Cliff Green — (born 6 Dec 1934, Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian screen writer, whose best known work is Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975). He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the Queen s Birthday Honours List in June 2009. This award was for… …   Wikipedia

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