Origin of bathos
Can be confusedbathos pathos
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