denouement

[ US /ˌdeɪˌnuˈmɑn/ ]
[ UK /de‍ɪnˈuːmɔ̃/ ]
NOUN
  1. the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work
  2. the outcome of a complex sequence of events
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How To Use denouement In A Sentence

  • The denouement when the birthday comes is surprising enough not to spoil, but again there is something uneasy about it. Times, Sunday Times
  • None of Wilder's leading characters, no matter how neat the final denouements of his films sometimes are, were ever anything but anti-heroes.
  • The film opens with the denouement, the murder-suicide, and then recounts the events that preceded it.
  • The novel's title is apt - so to speak - since "Salute the Dark" is brutal with the characters who are treated mercilessly as befits persons caught in total war, while the atmosphere is tensioned and menacing almost end to end, keeping me to the edge until the final denouements. "Salute the Dark" by Adrian Tchaikovsky with bonus first peek at its US cover by artist Jon Sullivan (Reviewed by Liviu Suciu)
  • The revelation in the mystery's denouement is so shocking and smart that the entire tale is turned upside down. The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard: Book summary
  • The plays require neither plot structure nor plausible dénouement to produce the recurring fantasy of woman's life in the absence of men.
  • None of Wilder's leading characters, no matter how neat the final denouements of his films sometimes are, were ever anything but anti-heroes.
  • But in real life young men who hoped for this denouement apt to be disappointed.
  • That powerful civilisational rule — where there's a freebie, there's an art-world type — had achieved one of its finest denouements. Times, Sunday Times
  • Its "longish denouement" is "corny and contrived, but we seize on it with relief - as we seize on the Mahleresque romanticism of Gabriel Yared's score. GreenCine Daily: The Lives of Others and The Decomposition of the Soul.
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