Definition of “pathos” - English Dictionary

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“pathos” in American English

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pathosnoun [ U ]

us /ˈpeɪ·θɑs, -θoʊs, -θɔs/

a quality in life or art that causes feelings of sadness or sympathy:

The dying girl’s speech generates genuine pathos.

(Definition of “pathos” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)