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See also: dénouement
denouement (plural denouements)
- Alternative spelling of
2005, Lemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril:
- The denouement is the moment when all of the knots of a story are untied, […] But the denouement should not be confused with the end of a story.
2013 June 29, “Travels and travails”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 55:
- Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.