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denouement


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  D'enouement  \D['e]`noue`ment"\,  n.  [F.  d['e]nouement,  fr 
  d['e]nouer  to  untie;  pref.  d['e]-  (L.  dis-)  +  nouer  to  tie, 
  fr  L.  nodus  knot,  perh.  for  gnodus  and  akin  to  E.  knot.] 
  1.  The  unraveling  or  discovery  of  a  plot;  the  catastrophe, 
  especially  of  a  drama  or  a  romance. 
 
  2.  The  solution  of  a  mystery;  issue;  outcome. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  denouement 
  n  1:  the  outcome  of  a  complex  sequence  of  events 
  2:  the  final  resolution  of  the  main  complication  of  a  literary 
  or  dramatic  work 




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