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Definition of denouement noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

denouement

 noun
(also dénouement) noun
NAmE//ˌdeɪnuˈmɑ̃//
 
(from French)
 
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the end of a play, book, etc., in which everything is explained or settled; the end result of a situation
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: denouement