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Meaning & Definition of Climax in English

English

Climax

/klaɪmæks/

noun

1. The highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding

  • "The climax of the artist's career"
  • "In the flood tide of his success"
    synonym:
  • climax
  • ,
  • flood tide

2. The decisive moment in a novel or play

  • "The deathbed scene is the climax of the play"
    synonym:
  • climax
  • ,
  • culmination

3. The moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse

    synonym:
  • orgasm
  • ,
  • climax
  • ,
  • sexual climax
  • ,
  • coming

4. The most severe stage of a disease

    synonym:
  • climax

5. Arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness

    synonym:
  • climax

verb

1. End, especially to reach a final or climactic stage

  • "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"
    synonym:
  • culminate
  • ,
  • climax