Denouement meaning

dāno͝o-mäɴ
The denouement is defined as the resolution in the plot.

An example of denouement is the ending of the conflict in a novel.

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Alternative spelling of dénouement.
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Any final revelation or outcome.
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The outcome of a sequence of events; the end result.
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The outcome, solution, unraveling, or clarification of a plot in a drama, story, etc.
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The point in the plot where this occurs.
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Origin of denouement

  • French dénouement from Old French desnouement an untying from desnouer to undo des- de- nouer to tie (from Latin nōdāre) (from nōdus knot ned- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition