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Definition of bathos noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

bathos

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈbeɪθɑs//
 
[uncountable] (literary)
 
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(in writing or speech) a sudden change, that is not always intended, from a serious subject or feeling to something that is silly or not important a serious play with moments of comic bathos
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bathos