Learner's definition of SUSPENSE
: a feeling or state of nervousness or excitement caused by wondering what will happen
I can't bear/stand the suspense.
The suspense builds as the story progresses.
a novel of suspense
Alfred Hitchcock was a master of suspense.
The movie is a suspense thriller.
I don't know who won and the suspense is killing me. [=I am very anxious to know who won]
She kept him in suspense [=waiting anxiously] for two whole days before she agreed to marry him.
— suspenseful/səˈspɛnsfəl/adjective,[more suspenseful; most suspenseful]