Part of speech: noun

The catastrophe, as of a play; issue; outcome, denoument.

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Usage examples "denouement":

  1. Curious to witness the denouement, our hunters continued to lie quiet in their ambush among the willows. - "The Boy Hunters", Captain Mayne Reid.
  2. Therefore, if Chief Pasteur's analysis shows Lysodine in Lieutenant Mellon's body, I'll permit this theatrical denouement." - "Unwise Child", Gordon Randall Garrett.
  3. Every reader will laugh at this denouement, and that laugh is eloquent proof that in saying there can be no real love without absolute monopolism of one heart by another I simply formulated and emphasized a truth which we all feel instinctively. - "Primitive Love and Love-Stories", Henry Theophilus Finck.