a related series of incidents in a literary plot that build toward the point of greatest interest.
- Rising damp
noun 1. capillary movement of moisture from the ground into the walls of buildings. It results in structural damage up to a level of three feet
noun, Phonetics. 1. a diphthong in which the first of two apparent vocalic elements is of lesser stress or sonority than the second, as the (wä) in guava [gwah-vuh] /ˈgwɑ və/ (Show IPA).
noun 1. a gravity hinge causing a door, shutter, etc., to rise slightly when opened.
noun, Prosody. 1. a rhythmic pattern created by a succession of metrical feet each of which is composed of one accented syllable preceded by one or more unaccented ones.