Definitions for denouementˌdeɪ nuˈmɑ̃

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•noue•mentˌdeɪ nuˈmɑ̃(n.)

or dé•noue•ment

  1. the final resolution of a plot, as of a drama or novel.

    Category: Literature

  2. the outcome or resolution of a doubtful series of occurrences.

Origin of denouement:

1745–55; < F: lit., an untying

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


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