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American English: /ˌæn(t)iˈklaɪˌmæks/
, /ˌænˌtaɪˈklaɪˌmæks/
British English: /antɪˈklʌɪmaks/

Translation of anticlimax in Spanish:


countable and uncountable
  • (suceso caracterizado por un descenso de la tensión)
    (disappointment) decepción (feminine)
    sometimes there's a bit of an anticlimax once exams are over
    a veces cuando terminas los exámenes te da una especie de bajón
    the final came as an anticlimax
    la final no fue tan emocionante como se esperaba
    Example sentences
    • Of course, he was eventually to read the novel in its original Spanish, but as he was to describe it, the experience was a disappointing anticlimax.
    • This film feels like nothing more than a series of anticlimaxes wrapped within one large anticlimax.
    • I would not understand until later that Marshall was letting me in on a little secret about how history is made: through a series of anticlimaxes.
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