suspense

  • 1Suspense — (engl. für „Gespanntheit“) ist ein Begriff aus der Theater , Film und Literaturwissenschaft. Er leitet sich von lat. suspendere („aufhängen“) ab und bedeutet so viel wie „in Unsicherheit schweben“ hinsichtlich eines befürchteten oder erhofften… …

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  • 2Suspense — Sus*pense , n. [From F. suspens, a. See {Suspense}, a.] 1. The state of being suspended; specifically, a state of uncertainty and expectation, with anxiety or apprehension; indetermination; indecision; as, the suspense of a person waiting for the …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3Suspense — Sus*pense , a. [F. suspens, L. suspensus, p. p. of suspendere. See {Suspend}.] 1. Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] [The great light of day] suspense in heaven. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Expressing, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4suspense — 1. ‘Expectación por el desarrollo de una acción o suceso, especialmente en una película, obra teatral o relato’: «Toda la historia está llevada con una maestría inaudita, [...] manejando inteligentemente el suspense, la intriga, la zozobra del… …

    Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • 5suspense — sustantivo masculino 1. (no contable) Misterio, emoción, incertidumbre: Siempre cuenta las cosas con mucho suspense. El relato tiene mucho suspense y es emocionante. 2. (no contable) Género cinematográfico o literario cuya característica… …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 6suspense — suspense, suspension The two words used to be interchangeable in several meanings, but have since gone their separate ways. Suspense is used primarily to denote ‘a state of anxious uncertainty or expectation’, and is common attributively (i.e.… …

    Modern English usage

  • 7suspense — (Del fr. suspense, y este del ingl. suspense). m. Expectación impaciente o ansiosa por el desarrollo de una acción o suceso, especialmente en una película cinematográfica, una obra teatral o un relato …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 8suspense — [sə spens′] n. [ME < MFr suspens, suspense, delay, deferring < ML suspensum < L suspensus, suspended, uncertain, lit., hung up, pp. of suspendere, to SUSPEND] 1. the state of being undecided or undetermined 2. a state of usually anxious… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9suspense — index doubt (indecision), expectation, pendency, remission Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10suspense — c.1400, not being executed, unfulfilled (of legal matters), from Anglo Fr. suspens (in en suspens in abeyance, c.1300), from O.Fr. suspens act of suspending, from L. suspensus, pp. of suspendere (see SUSPEND (Cf. suspend)). Meaning state of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11suspense — s. m. Momento de um filme, de uma obra literária, em que a ação, parando um instante, mantém o espectador, o auditor ou o leitor em angustiosa expectativa sobre o que vai acontecer.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 12suspense — /ˈsaspens, ingl. səˈspɛns, fr. sysˈpɛns/ [vc. ingl., dal fr. (en) suspens «(in) sospeso»] s. f. (raro) m. inv. attesa ansiosa, ansia, emozione □ incertezza, indecisione, sospensione …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 13suspense — (izg. sàspens) m DEFINICIJA term. napetost koja prethodi kulminaciji radnje u nekom romanu, filmu, drami i sl. ETIMOLOGIJA engl. ≃ lat. suspensus: obješen, neizvjestan …

    Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 14suspense — [n] anticipation anxiety, apprehension, chiller*, cliff hanger*, cloak and dagger*, confusion, dilemma, doubt, eagerness, expectancy, expectation, grabber*, hesitancy, hesitation, impatience, indecision, indecisiveness, insecurity, irresolution,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 15suspense — ► NOUN ▪ a state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen. DERIVATIVES suspenseful adjective. ORIGIN Old French suspens abeyance , from Latin suspendere suspend …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16suspense — 1. suspense [ syspɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1312 souspense « suspension de droits »; « indécision, délai, suspens » en a. fr.; de suspendre (I) ♦ Dr. can. Censure ecclésiastique par laquelle un clerc, un prêtre est privé de son bénéfice et parfois aussi de… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 17Suspense — For other uses, see Suspense (disambiguation). Suspense is a feeling of uncertainty and anxiety about the outcome of certain actions, most often referring to an audience s perceptions in a dramatic work. Suspense is not exclusive to fiction,… …

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  • 18Suspense — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Suspense (homonymie). Le suspense est une émotion qui se caractérise par une incertitude liée au développement anticipé d un événement inachevé. Quand le suspense se manifeste en relation avec une expérience… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 19suspense — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ nail biting, unbearable ▪ genuine, real VERB + SUSPENSE ▪ break, spoil ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20suspense — (Voz inglesa.) ► sustantivo masculino 1 CINE, LITERATURA Género literario o cinematográfico en el que la acción alcanza un alto grado de incertidumbre manteniendo en tensión al lector o al espectador: ■ le encantan las novelas de suspense. 2… …

    Enciclopedia Universal