dénouement

See also: denouement

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Borrowed from French dénouement (resolution, literally unknotting).

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dénouement (plural dénouements)

  1. (authorship, often used metaphorically) The conclusion or resolution of a plot.
    • 2002, Michel Faber, The Crimson Petal and the White, Canongate Books (2010), page 830:
      At last this affair is moving towards the explosive dénouement he has been craving — the revelation, the release of tension, that will shake the universe in one fierce convulsion, and then allow everything to fall back into its rightful place, restored to normality!

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FrenchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

dénouer +‎ -ment, from Middle French desnouement, from the Old French verb desnoer (to unknot) + -ment, from the noun neu (knot), itself from Latin nōdus.

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dénouement m (plural dénouements)

  1. outcome
  2. (theater) dénouement

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