- A sudden, abrupt change; an unintended transition of style.
- An anticlimax.
- Triteness; triviality; banality.
- Overly sentimental and exaggerated pathos.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Ba"thos (bā"th&obreve;s), n. [Gr.
ba`qos depth, fr. baqy`s deep.] (Rhet.) A
ludicrous descent from the elevated to the low, in writing or speech;
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Bathos, an anti-climax, being a sudden descent from the sublime to
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