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noun [countable] climax pronunciation in British English /ˈklaɪmæks/ 
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    the most exciting or important moment in a story, event, or situation, usually near the end
    climax of/to:

    the climax to this season's Champions' Cup

    come to/reach a climax:

    The festival reached a climax with a dazzling performance from Pavarotti.

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