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cliffhangernoun [C]

uk   /ˈklɪfˌhæŋ.ər/ us   /ˈklɪfˌhæŋ.ɚ/
a story or a situation that is exciting because its ending or result is uncertain until it happens: Many of Hitchcock's films are real cliffhangers. It looks as if the election is going to be a cliffhanger.
(Definition of cliffhanger from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cliffhangernoun [C]

us   /ˈklɪfˌhæŋ·ər/
a story or situation, often dangerous or of great importance, where two opposite results are possible and you do not know what the result will be until the last moment: The polls are too close to call, and it looks like this election is going to be a real cliffhanger.
(Definition of cliffhanger from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cliffhanger”
in Chinese (Simplified) 惊险故事, 悬念, 扣人心弦的局面…
in Chinese (Traditional) 驚險故事, 懸念, 扣人心弦的局面…
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