Definition of climactic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//klaɪˈmæktɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//klaɪˈmæktɪk//
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(of an event or a point in time) very exciting, most important The play builds up to a final climactic scene between father and daughter. Word Originlate 19th cent.: formed irregularly from climax + -ic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: climactic