Definition of suspenseful in US English:

suspenseful

adjective

  • Arousing excited expectation or uncertainty about what may happen.

    ‘a thoroughly entertaining and suspenseful thriller’
    ‘a suspenseful moment in the play’
    • ‘The movie's big chase sequence is suspenseful.’
    • ‘He blends suspenseful horror with historical drama.’
    • ‘The book is a much more intelligent and suspenseful thriller than the movie.’
    • ‘Placing the auction at the end means the film builds to a suspenseful climax.’
    • ‘The sword fight is atmospheric and suspenseful.’

Pronunciation

suspenseful

/səˈspensf(ə)l//səˈspɛnsf(ə)l/