suspense

  1. apprehension about what is going to happen
  2. an uncertain cognitive state
  3. excited anticipation of an approaching climax

Suspense

Suspense is a feeling of pleasurable fascination and excitement mixed with apprehension, tension, and anxiety developed from an unpredictable, mysterious, and rousing source of entertainment. The term most often refers to an audience`s perceptions in a dramatic work. Suspense is not exclusive to fiction. It may operate whenever there is a perceiv....
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Suspense

• (a.) The state of being suspended; specifically, a state of uncertainty and expectation, with anxiety or apprehension; indetermination; indecision; as, the suspense of a person waiting for the verdict of a jury. • (a.) Cessation for a time; stop; pause. • (a.) Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding. • (a.) A temp...
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suspense

(from the article `theatrical production`) ...concentrates intensely. Because it is difficult to maintain full attention over very long periods, it must be modulated; that is, stimulated, ... ...romantic conflicts were a staple subject of such plays (for example, the problem of a pretty girl who must choose between a wealthy, unscrupulo...
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suspense

noun an uncertain cognitive state; `the matter remained in suspense for several years`
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Suspense

[radio drama] Suspense is a radio drama series broadcast on CBS Radio from 1942 through 1962. ==Production background== One of the premier drama programs of the Golden Age of Radio, was subtitled `radio`s outstanding theater of thrills` and focused on suspense thriller-type scripts, usually featuring leading Hollywood actors of the era. App...
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Suspense

Sus·pense' adjective [ French suspens , Latin suspensus , past participle of suspendere . See Suspend .] 1. Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding. [ Obsolete] « [ The great light of day] suspense in heaven.» Milton. ...
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Suspense

Sus·pense' noun [ From French suspens , adjective See Suspense , adjective ] 1. The state of being suspended; specifically, a state of uncertainty and expectation, with anxiety or apprehension; indetermination; indecision; as, the suspense of a pers...
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suspense

A means to keep the reader interested in one´s story, novel, newspaper report and so on. If a crime story weren´t written with a good amount of suspense, the reader would read to the end of the book.
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Suspense

An anticipatory effectual device used in a number of different genres of film, and even arguably, to some degree present in all films. Suspense is characterized by uncertainty, anxiety, anticipation, interest motivation, excitement and expectation. Keeping an audience viewer on the edge of her/his proverbial seat is a qualitative cliché describing...
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suspense

[n] - apprehension about what is going to happen 2. [n] - excited anticipation of an approaching climax 3. [n] - an uncertain cognitive state
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