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climactic

[ klahy-mak-tik ]SEE DEFINITION OF climactic

Synonyms for climactic

  • crowning
  • decisive
  • climatical
  • critical
  • crucial
  • culminating
  • peak
  • supreme
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLIMACTIC

The silence lengthened until it became acute, epochal, climactic.

Every feature had been mapped—every climactic condition recorded.

The next step, perhaps the climactic one of the series, was longer in coming .

Climactic of all the riders rode the cowboy, who lived with horse and herd.

The climactic motive of the sea acclaiming the rising sun is there, but reversed.

Of the original answer is wrought all the balance and foil of second theme, and like the first it reaches a climactic height.

More and more moving is the climactic melody of regret with a blended song in large and little.

As the pilgrim to his Mecca, so the waters are wafted into the climactic motive of the Hradschin, the chant of the holy citadel.

The climactic clash ends in a last verse of the opening phrase, as of primal, religious chant.

Here strikes a climactic tune in forte unison of the four horns (molto espressivo e marcato).

WORD ORIGIN

"pertaining to a climax," 1832, from climax, apparently on the analogy of syntax/syntactic. Related: Climactical.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CLIMACTIC

dramatic

adjectiveexciting, moving
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