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Noun
/səˈspens/,
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A state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen,
  1. A state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen
    • - come on, Fran, don't keep me in suspense!
  2. A quality in a work of fiction that arouses excited expectation or uncertainty about what may happen
    • - a tale of mystery and suspense
    • - a suspense novel
  3. The temporary cessation or suspension of something


  1. apprehension about what is going to happen
  2. an uncertain cognitive state; "the matter remained in suspense for several years"
  3. excited anticipation of an approaching climax; "the play kept the audience in suspense"
  4. (suspenseful) cliff-hanging: (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense
  5. Suspense is a feeling of uncertainty and anxiety about the outcome of certain actions, most often referring to an audience's perceptions in a dramatic work. Suspense is not exclusive to fiction, though. ...
  6. Suspense is a 1913 silent drama film directed by Phillips Smalley and Lois Weber. The Internet Movie Database lists Lon Chaney, Sr. as appearing in the film in an uncredited role, however this is disputed. The film features an early example of a split screen shot.
  7. Suspense is a 1946 film noir directed by Frank Tuttle. The ice-skating-themed movie starred Barry Sullivan and former Olympic skater Belita (Gladys Lyne Jepson-Turner), who would team up again in 1947 for the film, The Gangster. It was also the last film appearance of actor Eugene Pallette. ...
  8. Suspense Magazine —founded in 2007— is an American print and digital magazine, providing interested readers with articles, interviews, short stories and other content based primarily on horror, suspense, mystery and thriller novels and best selling and newly discovered authors.
  9. Suspense ~Pink Lady Again~ is an 1984 album by the Japanese duo Pink Lady. After the duo disbanded in 1981, they got together to record this album.
  10. Suspense was a radio drama series broadcast on CBS from 1942 through 1962.
  11. the condition of being suspended; the pleasurable emotion of anticipation and excitement regarding the outcome or climax of a book, film etc; the unpleasant emotion of anxiety or apprehension in an uncertain situation
  12. Suspense in fiction results primarily from two factors: the reader's identification with and concern for the welfare of a convincing and sympathetic character, and an anticipation of violence. ...
  13. The retention of usage data at a step according to agreed business rules, either pending completion of missing reference data (consequently unrated or unlocated) or because of incorrect usage data contents such as duplicates. ...
  14. A literary device in which the author maintains the audience's attention through the buildup of events, the outcome of which will soon be revealed. ...
  15. Transactions entered in batch mode during the STARS nightly processing cycle that contain fatal errors that prevent the transactions from being posted. Agencies must correct the errors on these transactions before they can be posted. ...
  16. A way of holding funding for a budgeted position because an employee has temporarily reduced his/her percentage of time, or been given a temporary promotion, or the department is temporarily paying an employee on a different FAU.
  17. A sentiment that is often created within plays and stories to engage the reader. Suspense is the eagerness to know what will happen.
  18. Tension in the mind of the audience based on anticipation of a crisis. This is ‘expectation mingled with uncertainty’ of the most elementary kind, the anxiety over an anticipated crisis, welcome or unwelcome.
  19. a state of excitement or apprehension created by the pacing and sequencing of scenes, through the raising of a protagonist’s emotional or physical stakes, or through the creation of jeopardy situations for a protagonist.
  20. That quality of a literary work that makes the reader or audience uncertain or tense about the outcome of events. Suspense makes the reader ask "What will happen next?". Suspense is greatest when it focuses attention on a sympathetic character. ...
  21. in one instance only, one of the lines of a parachute.
  22. in the film and television audience, the creation of a feeling of tension and anticipation.
  23. mental uncertainty, excitement as to the outcome
  24. is "anticipation as to the outcome of events, particularly as they affect a character for whom one has sympathy.  Suspense is a major device for securing  and maintaining interest. ...
  25. a feeling of growing tension and excitement.  Writers create suspense by raising questions in readers’ minds about what might happen.