Denouement Definition

dāno͝o-mäɴ
noun
The outcome, solution, unraveling, or clarification of a plot in a drama, story, etc.
Webster's New World
The events following the climax of a drama or novel in which such a resolution or clarification takes place.
American Heritage
The point in the plot where this occurs.
Webster's New World
Any final revelation or outcome.
Webster's New World
Alternative spelling of dénouement.
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Other Word Forms of Denouement

Noun

Singular:
denouement
Plural:
denouements, dnouements

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

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