Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
climax /'klaimæks/
  • danh từ
    • (văn học) phép tiến dần
    • điểm cao nhất (kịch, truyện)
    • (địa lý,địa chất) cao đỉnh
    • động từ
      • đưa lên đến điểm cao nhất; lên đến điểm cao nhất
    Concise Dictionary
    +the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding
    +the decisive moment in a novel or play
    +the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
    +the most severe stage of a disease
    +arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness
    +end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 culmination, height, acme, apex, summit, zenith, apogee, peak, high point, maximum, supreme moment:
    The war reached its climax at the battle of Arbela.
    2 turning-point, crisis, crossroads:
    The climax of the play occurs in the third act.
    3 orgasm:
    She told her psychiatrist that she had never reached a climax with her husband.
    4 culminate, peak, crest, come to a head:
    The week's events climaxed with the presentation of the gold medal.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 the most exciting or important event or point in time: to come to / reach a climax + the climax of his political career + The team's 31 victory in the final provided a fitting climax to a great season.
    2 the most exciting part of a play, piece of music, etc. that usually happens near the end: The book's powerful climax is the murder of Nancy by her lover Bill Sikes.
    3 the highest point of sexual pleasure
    Synonym: ORGASM
    Compare: ANTICLIMAX
    + verb (written)
    1 ~ with / in sth to come to or form the best, most exciting, or most important point in sth: [V] The festival will climax on Sunday with a gala concert. + [VN] (especially AmE) The sensational verdict climaxed a six-month trial.
    2 [V] to have an ORGASM
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 exciting/important event, point in time, etc.


    big, dramatic, exciting, grand, great, powerful, thrilling | fitting


    come to, reach
    The crisis reached its climax in the 1970s.
    | approach, near, rise to, build up to, work up to
    The story gradually builds up to a powerful climax.
    | bring sth to
    The affair was brought to a climax when the chairman resigned.
    | mark
    Yesterday marked the climax of the celebrations.


    The climax came at the end of the second act of the play.


    at the ~
    The hero dies at the climax of the opera.
    | in a/the ~
    In a dramatic climax, our team lost the match by one goal.
    | ~ to
    His promotion was a fitting climax to a worthy career.

    2 highest point of sexual pleasure




    achieve, reach
    She found it hard to achieve a/reach climax.

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