- 1The most intense, exciting, or important point of something; a culmination or apex: the climax of her speech a thrilling climax to the gameMore example sentences
- He used the word ‘journey’ again and again especially as the speech reached its climax.
- On this note, this year's Arab summit ritual reached its climax.
- Glover also provides the eerie guitar noodling and intense emotional climaxes.
- 1.1An orgasm.More example sentences
- Ejaculation is normally the climax in a male orgasm.
- Sexual climax or orgasm is the healthy, normal, inevitable, outcome of the three preceding stages.
- Use this information as the basis for achieving a strong sexual climax and ejaculate.
- 1.2 Ecology The final stage in a succession in a given environment, at which a plant community reaches a state of equilibrium: [as modifier]: a mixed hardwood climax forestMore example sentences
- Eventually, hardwood trees invade and replace the pines, forming the hardwood climax community.
- He instructed Shenandoah officials to restore the Blue Ridge's climax community as it existed before humans impacted the environment.
- Established climax pecan forests became the first commercial pecan production groves in the mid-1800s.
- 1.3 Rhetoric A sequence of propositions or ideas in order of increasing importance, force, or effectiveness of expression.More example sentences
- First-rate writers don't need to create plotty ‘suspense’ in order to achieve their moral climaxes.
- The climax forces the audience to challenge their previous judgments and provides a short sharp twist in this story that captures the imagination.
- Sudden lurches and climaxes and rolling tympani increase the tension.
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- 1Culminate in an exciting or impressive event; reach a climax: the day climaxed with a gala concertMore example sentences
- The event climaxed with a band concert given by The Dragoon Guards, at a sunset ceremony in Imphal Barracks.
- Their first year climaxed with the Kinshasa newspaper Elima naming the band the best orchestra, Wemba best singer, and their single, ‘Mere Superieure,’ best song.
- The highlight of the concert was the Indian composition, ‘Stimulation’, a beautiful piece that climaxed with a deluge of percussion.
- 1.1 [with object] Bring (something) to a climax: the sentencing climaxed a seven-month trialMore example sentences
- But for a lot more others, the build-up to the red day begins this weekend with a movie before climaxing it next Tuesday with dinner.
- For openers, the Farley Hill presentation climaxing the week-long festival was spread over two days.
- It was a lovely affair, climaxing a series of dinners, receptions and gab-fests among old friends.
- 1.2Have an orgasm.More example sentences
- While ejaculation offered proof that a man had reached climax, a female orgasm was confirmed by physiological measurements such as heart rate and anal pressure.
- Is it me he is thinking of when he climaxes, or them?
- Sipski and Alexander reported that 11 of 25 women with all levels of spinal injury were able to climax.
mid 16th century (in rhetoric): from late Latin, from Greek klimax 'ladder, climax'. The sense 'culmination' arose in the late 18th century.