The denouement is defined as the resolution in the plot.
An example of denouement is the ending of the conflict in a novel.
- the outcome, solution, unraveling, or clarification of a plot in a drama, story, etc.
- the point in the plot where this occurs
- any final revelation or outcome
Origin of denouementFrench from dénouer, to untie from dé- (L dis-), from, out + nouer, to tie from Classical Latin nodare, to knot from nodus, a knot: see node
- a. The final resolution or clarification of a dramatic or narrative plot.b. The events following the climax of a drama or novel in which such a resolution or clarification takes place.
- The outcome of a sequence of events; the end result.
Origin of denouementFrench dénouement from Old French desnouement an untying from desnouer to undo des- de- nouer to tie ( from Latin nōdāre ) ( from nōdus knot ; see ned- in Indo-European roots.)
- Alternative spelling of dénouement.