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denouement

[ dey-noo-mahn ]SEE DEFINITION OF denouement

Synonyms for denouement

  • climax
  • culmination
  • finale
  • close
  • completion
  • conclusion
  • end
  • resolution
  • windup
  • final curtain
  • last act
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Antonyms for denouement

  • beginning
  • opening
  • start
  • commencement
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DENOUEMENT

The only general feeling was that a denouement was approaching.

Such a denouement appeared to them horribly and cruelly ridiculous.

I knew what to think of it all, and I waited for the 'denouement'.

If there is a denouement, why do you beat about the bush so much?

The interest is cumulative, and the denouement of the story in no wise disappointing.

To Bobby there was no logic at all in the denouement to this swift, exciting drama.

But can you suppose that this innocent love-play will not pass rapidly to its denouement?

In literature, the final event of a drama is the catastrophe, or denouement.

We have said that it was a tragedy, and the denouement of the tragedy remains to be given.

These accomplices were to open the scene; he was to appear only in the denouement.

WORD ORIGIN

1752, from French dénouement "an untying" (of plot), from dénouer "untie" (Old French desnouer) from des- "un-, out" (see dis-) + nouer "to tie, knot," from Latin nodus "a knot," from PIE *ned- "to bind, tie" (see net (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DENOUEMENT

catastrophe

nouncalamity; unhappy conclusion
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