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Meaning of denouement

de•noue•ment

Pronunciation: (dā"n-män'), [key]
— n.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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