Definition of denouement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also dénouement) noun
BrE BrE//ˌdeɪˈnuːmɒ̃//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdeɪnuːˈmɑ̃ː//
(from French) Elements of a play
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the end of a play, book, etc., in which everything is explained or settled; the end result of a situation Wordfindercomedy, denouement, dialogue, drama, dramatic irony, play, scene, set, soliloquy, speech See related entries: Elements of a play Word Originmid 18th cent.: French dénouement, from dénouer ‘unknot’.
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