Definitions for denouementˌdeɪ nuˈmɑ̃

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. denouement(noun)

    the outcome of a complex sequence of events

  2. denouement(noun)

    the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work

Webster Dictionary

  1. Denouement(noun)

    the unraveling or discovery of a plot; the catastrophe, especially of a drama or a romance

  2. Denouement(noun)

    the solution of a mystery; issue; outcome

  3. Origin: [F. dnouement, fr. dnouer to untie; pref. d- (L. dis-) + nouer to tie, fr. L. nodus knot, perh. for gnodus and akin to E. knot.]

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