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noun as in the end result

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We take pleasure in watching a plot unfold, including the suspense, climax, and denouement, and may choose not to spoil it by knowing the ending in advance.

This is why the denouement of Ratatouille has never quite hit me.

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For anyone who cared to watch, the event and its denouement provided a graphic demonstration that the Iron Curtain was crumbling.

The bloody denouement his wife had dreaded had come to pass.

The denouement itself appropriates the theme of the huntsman who spares the child he is obliged to kill.

So says the reawakened Duke Orsino at the denouement of Twelfth Night.

It is hardly a shocking denouement to a relationship that seemed doomed virtually from the start.

The denouement of his history was a tragic one, and had come a few days before the time when our narrative opens.

The plot becomes more intense and tragic, as it approaches toward the denouement.

The hour had now come for the denouement of that home tragedy which was being enacted in the Rue St. Gilles.

Our best plan is to remain silent and wait for the denouement.

Then came the denouement; the marriage arranged for him had been a mockery.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to denouement, such as: climax, culmination, finale, close, completion, and conclusion.

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