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Definition of climax noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the most exciting or important event or point in time to come to/reach a climax the climax of his political career The team's 3–1 victory in the final provided a fitting climax to a great season.
  2. 2the most exciting part of a play, piece of music, etc. that usually happens near the end The book's powerful climax is the murder of Nancy by her lover Bill Sikes.
  3. 3the highest point of sexual pleasure synonym orgasm compare anticlimax
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