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“cliffhanger” in British English

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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)

“cliffhanger” in American English

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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)