Origin of bathos
Examples from the Web for bathos
Rather like the way of life it celebrates, The Radetzky March hinges on trivia and bathos more than any real grand gesture.
Bathos, a Greek word meaning depth, now used to signify a ludicrous sinking from the elevated to the mean in writing or speech.
"Oh, bathos," laughed Philip, but offered no opposition to so sensible a suggestion.The Harlequin Opal, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Fergus Hume
Bathos, an anti-climax, being a sudden descent from the sublime to the commonplace.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
British Dictionary definitions for bathos
Word Origin for bathos
Word Origin and History for bathos
"anticlimax, a descent from the sublime to the ridiculous," 1727, from Greek bathos "depth," related to bathys "deep" (see benthos). Introduced by Pope.