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English definition of “cliffhanger”

cliffhanger

noun [C]     /ˈklɪfˌhæŋ.ər/ US  //
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.Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarising
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