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suspense

Pronunciation: /səˈspens/

Translation of suspense in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • (in literary work, movie) suspenso (masculine) or (Spain/España) suspense (masculine) the suspense is killing me! ¡la intriga or la incertidumbre me está matando! to keep sb in suspense mantener* a algn sobre ascuas or en vilo
    Example sentences
    • I let out a heavy sigh and thought hard for a few seconds, unable to register anything except comic books and fiction suspense novels.
    • Even though it's riddled with melodrama, this is still a high quality internal affairs suspense thriller.
    • The mystery of these implicit questions heightens the novel's suspense.

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