[りゅうとうだび, ryuutoudabi] (n) a strong beginning and a weak ending; an anticlimax[Add to Longdo]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Anticlimax \An`ti*cli"max\, n. (Rhet.)
A sentence in which the ideas fall, or become less important
and striking, at the close; -- the opposite of climax. It
produces a ridiculous effect.
Next comes Dalhousie, the great god of war,
Lieutenant-colonel to the Earl of Mar.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
n 1: a disappointing decline after a previous rise; "the
anticlimax of a brilliant career"
2: a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one [syn:
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