#define denouement

July 2, 2006

Main Entry: de·noue·ment Variant(s): also dé·noue·ment Prounciation: /“dA-“nü-‘män, dA-‘nü-"/ Function: noun Etymology: French _dénouement, _literally, untying, from Middle French _desnouement, _from _desnouer _to untie, from Old French _desnoer, _from _des- _de- + _noer _to tie, from Latin _nodare, _from _nodus _knot 1 : the final outcome of the main dramatic complication in a literary work 2 : the outcome of a complex sequence of events