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denouement Explained

denouement at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


denouement at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1752, from Fr. d?nouement "an untying" (of plot), from d?nouer "untie," from O.Fr. desnouer, from des- "un-, out" (from L. dis-) + nouer "to tie, knot" (from L. nodus "a knot"). ///

denouement at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] formal [Date: 1700-1800; Language: French; Origin: denouement 'untying']// the exciting last part of a story or play// --The plot takes us to Paris for the denouement of the story.//

dénouement at French => English Of Explained:


denouement at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

140 Moby Thesaurus words for "denouement":
Z, accomplishment, action, anagnorisis, angle, answer, apodosis,
architectonics, architecture, argument, ascertainment, atmosphere,
background, bitter end, catastrophe, ceasing, cessation,
characterization, clearing up, climax, coda, color, completion,
complication, conclusion, consummation, continuity, contrivance,
crack of doom, cracking, culmination, curtain, curtains, death,
decease, decipherment, decoding, design, destination, destiny,
determination, development, device, disentanglement, doom, effect,
end, end point, end result, ending, envoi, epilogue, episode,
eschatology, expiration, explanation, fable, falling action, fate,
final result, final solution, final twitch, final words, finale,
finality, finding, finding-out, finis, finish, gimmick, goal,
incident, interpretation, issue, izzard, last, last act,
last breath, last gasp, last things, last trumpet, last words,
latter end, line, local color, mood, motif, movement, mythos,
omega, outcome, payoff, period, peripeteia, peroration, plan, plot,
quietus, reason, recognition, resolution, resolving, resting place,
result, riddling, rising action, scheme, secondary plot, slant,
solution, solving, sorting out, stoppage, stopping place, story,
structure, subject, subplot, swan song, switch, term, terminal,
termination, terminus, thematic development, theme, tone, topic,
twist, unraveling, unriddling, unscrambling, unspinning,
untangling, untwisting, unweaving, upshot, windup, working,

denouement at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (End): {Completion}: consummation, denouement, finish, completion, fate, doom, doomsday, day of Judgment, dies irae , fall of the curtain.

[N] (Effect): effect, consequence, derivative, derivation, result, upshot, issue, denouement, end, development, outgrowth, fruit, crop, harvest, product, production, produce, work, handiwork, performance, creature, creation, offspring, offshoot.

[N] (Disclosure): disclosure, unveiling, revelation, exposition, exposure, avowal, confession, denouement.

[N] (Completion): completion, accomplishment, achievement, fulfillment, performance, execution, dispatch, culmination, finish, conclusion, close, end, terminus, arrival, winding up, finale, denouement, issue, upshot, result, crowning touch, finishing touch, coup de grace .

denouement at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(also denouement) noun
(from French) the end of a play, book, etc., in which everything is explained or settled; the end result of a situation:
an exciting / unexpected denouement

denouement at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the outcome of a complex sequence of events
2: the final resolution of the main complication of a literary
or dramatic work

denouement at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: alternative spelling of » dénouement|lang=en
    1. 2005, Lemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril:
    2. : The denouement is the moment when all of the knots of a story are untied, Inter: .. » . But the denouement should not be confused with the end of a story.

    Translation: et » denouement
    Translation: el » denouement
    Translation: fr » denouement
    Translation: ko » denouement
    Translation: io » denouement
    Translation: pl » denouement
    Translation: ta » denouement
    Translation: te » denouement
    Translation: vi » denouement

  • dénouement at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: was wotd » 2011|May|14
    Inter: wikipedi » a

    Alternative forms

    * denouement


    Inter: borrowing » fr|dénouement.


    * Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /deˈnuːmɑ̃/
    • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /deɪnuˈmɑnt/|/deɪnuˈmɑ̃/


      Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: often » used metaphorically The conclusion or resolution of a plot.


    * Inter: seeCite » s


    Inter: trans-top » the conclusion or resolution of a plot
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|ontknoping
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|loppuratkaisu

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|разгадка|f|tr=|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|развязка|f|tr=|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|исход|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|разрешение|n|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English terms spelled with É -


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=fr

    Alternative forms

    * dénoûment


    Inter: suffix » dénouer|ment|lang=fr|sort=denouement, from Inter: etyl » frm|fr|sort=denouement Inter: term » desnouement|lang=frm, from the Old French verb Inter: term » desnoer||to unknot|lang=fro + Inter: term » -ment|lang=frm, from the noun Inter: term » neu||knot|lang=fro, itself from Inter: etyl » la|fr|sort=denouement Inter: term » nodus|nōdus|lang=la.


    * Inter: IPA » /denumɑ̃/|lang=fr


    Inter: fr-noun » m|sort=denouement
  • outcome
    1. Inter: theater » lang=fr|sort=denouement dénouement

    Translation: fr » dénouement
    Translation: gl » dénouement
    Translation: ko » dénouement
    Translation: io » dénouement
    Translation: id » dénouement
    Translation: ta » dénouement
    Translation: tr » dénouement
    Translation: vi » dénouement