Definition of cliffhanging in English:

cliffhanging

adjective

  • See cliffhanger

    • ‘Teens, especially reluctant readers, will enjoy this fast-paced action novel marked by cliffhanging chapters and realistic snowboarding and skiing action.’
    • ‘The last few days have been feeling like the cliffhanging episode in the so-called thriller that is [not] my life’
    • ‘Only the other day the Evening Press reported that the cliffhanging House In The Rock had been bought by a Pateley Bridge antiques dealer.’
    • ‘The hype has worked, but the reality is a lumbering, unconvincing tale that is filled with one cliffhanging moment after another but never builds into a satisfying thriller.’
    • ‘Its high-impact narrative style employed cliffhanging conclusions to chapters, which gave the genre a reputation for ‘preaching to the nerves’.’

Pronunciation

cliffhanging

/ˈklɪfˌhaŋɪŋ/