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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot.

Usage examples (35)
  • The denouement of the novel shocked the students.
  • That sad denouement is another symbol, standing for our defeat in the larger war of ideas.
  • Waite throws a wonderful hook into the story to pull it all together, and the denouement is one for the silver screen.
  • The plot was alright, the denouement was a bit blah. for more
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