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Word of the Day 02/01/18 Denouement

Denouement (noun)
denouement or dénouement [dey-noo-mahn]


noun
1. the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot, as of a drama or novel.
2. the place in the plot at which this occurs.
3. the outcome or resolution of a doubtful series of occurrences.

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3. solution, conclusion, end, upshot.

Origin: 1745-55; < French: literally, an untying, equivalent to dénouer to untie, Old French desnoer (des- de- + noer to knot < Latin nōdāre, derivative of nōdus knot) + -ment -ment

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