An example of suspense is wondering when the killer will strike while watching a horror movie.
The suspense of judgment.
The suspense as they were announcing the winners was unbearable.
Origin of suspense
- Middle English suspense delay, uncertainty from Old French souspense from souspens suspended from Latin suspēnsus past participle of suspendere to suspend suspend
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Anglo-Norman suspens as in e suspens, from Old French suspens.