Definition of 'suspense'
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The outcome that keeps them in suspense runs as follows. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The real mysteries in these tales of mystery and suspense are the characters themselves. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Switching from one story to the other also adds to the suspense. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The result is a neat and tidy world mostly stripped of uncertainty and suspense. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Well done for keeping us in suspense until Friday. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To keep him in suspense would have been perverse, anyway. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Rarely do you find in a British drama such suspense or mystery with no gore. The Sun (2007)Denzel Washington shines in this creepy suspense thriller. The Sun (2009)With supernatural undertones, this thriller provides more suspense and intrigue than you can swing your tutu at. The Sun (2011)There is precious little excitement or suspense to be twisted from the same old rags; the spying game is itself passé. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If I maintain the suspense it is much better. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He added: 'The suspense is brilliantly effective and the description of places unfailingly evocative. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is a film low on suspense, inevitably, but it still keeps you watching. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What we were left with was a rather pedestrian drama without suspense or excitement or penguins, or much sense of why we should watch it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Encounters with the locals suggest that something sinister, and possibly of international significance, is afoot and the suspense keeps mounting. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'suspense'
British English: suspense /səˈspɛns/ NOUN
Suspense is a state of excitement or anxiety about something that is going to happen very soon.
There was genuine suspense before Wilson was named the winner.
- American English: suspense
- Arabic: تَشْوِيق
- Brazilian Portuguese: suspense
- Chinese: 悬念
- Croatian: neizvjesnost
- Czech: napětí očekávání
- Danish: spænding
- Dutch: spanning suspense
- European Spanish: suspense
- Finnish: jännitys
- French: suspense
- German: Spannung Ungewissheit
- Greek: αγωνία
- Italian: suspense
- Japanese: 不安
- Korean: 긴장감
- Norwegian: spenning
- Polish: niepewność
- European Portuguese: suspense
- Romanian: suspans
- Russian: неизвестность
- Spanish: suspenso
- Swedish: spänning nervdaller
- Thai: ความวิตกกังวล
- Turkish: kuşku ve gerilimli bekleyiş
- Ukrainian: напружений інтерес
- Vietnamese: sự hồi hộp
Definition of suspense from the Collins English Dictionary
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