from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The final resolution or clarification of a dramatic or narrative plot.
- n. The events following the climax of a drama or novel in which such a resolution or clarification takes place.
- n. The outcome of a sequence of events; the end result.
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- n. Alternative spelling of dénouement.
French dénouement, from Old French desnouement, an untying, from desnouer, to undo : des-, de- + nouer, to tie (from Latin nōdāre, from nōdus, knot; see ned- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)