cliffhanger Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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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.
Translations of “cliffhanger”
in Chinese (Traditional) 驚險故事, 懸念, 扣人心弦的局面…
in Chinese (Simplified) 惊险故事, 悬念, 扣人心弦的局面…
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