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Definition of "climactic" [cli•mac•tic]

  • Relating to or constituting a climax. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "climactic" in a sentence
  • "TRINCOMALEE Sri Lanka Just north of here, after a string of recent victories, the Sri Lankan military is closing in on separatist rebels in what it calls the climactic battles of the countrys long-running civil war."
  • "And oddly, since you mention The Crucible: I have a term for certain climactic moments, a "God's Icy Wind" moment."
  • "That last scene in the desert w/Tony was the right note to end the series. what occured afterward was post-climactic from a thematic standpoint."