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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Anticlimax

ANTICLI'MAX, noun [Gr. opposite, and climax. See Climate.]

A sentence in which the ideas fall or become less important and striking at the close; opposed to climax. For example,

Next comes Dalhousie, the great God of war,

Lieutenant Col'nel to the Earl of Mar.