I noun apodosis, climax, close, closing, closure, completion, conclusion, consummation, denouement, determination, development, disclosure, disentanglement, dissolution, end, ending, epilogue, eventuation, fait accompli, final happening, final statement, final touch, finale, finalization, finis, finish, finishing stroke, fruition, issue, last act, outcome, outgrowth, quietus, realization, resolution, result, settlement, solution, summation, termination, terminus, unfolding, unraveling, unraveling of plot, unveiling, upshot, windup II index conclusion (outcome), consequence (conclusion) III index end (termination), finality, outcome, result

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  • dénouement — [ denumɑ̃ ] n. m. VAR. dénoûment • 1580 desnouement de la langue; de dénouer 1 ♦ (1636) Ce qui termine, dénoue une intrigue, une action théâtrale (cf. Le nœud de l action). ⇒ achèvement, conclusion, épilogue, 1. fin, solution, terme. Dénouement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Denouement — Dénouement Théâtre Par catégories Personnalités …   Wikipédia en Français

  • denouement — Denouement. s. m. v. Se dit de ce qui demesle, de ce qui developpe le noeud d une piece de Theatre. Le denouëment de cette piece est heureux, est naturel. le denouëment de cette piece ne vaut rien. Il se dit aussi figurement, En parlant d affaire …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • dénouement — I index cessation (termination) II index denouement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • denouement — 1752, from Fr. dénouement an untying (of plot), from dénouer untie (O.Fr. desnouer) from des un , out (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + nouer to tie, knot, from L. nodus a knot, from PIE *ned to bind, tie (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • denouement —    , dénouement    (day noo MANH) [French: an untying or unraveling] In a novel or drama, the final untangling of a complicated plot, or the moment in the story at which such a resolution takes place. More generally, the outcome of a perplexing… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • denouement — or dénouement [dā΄no͞o män′] n. [Fr < dénouer, to untie < dé (L dis ), from, out + nouer, to tie < L nodare, to knot < nodus, a knot: see NODE] 1. the outcome, solution, unraveling, or clarification of a plot in a drama, story, etc. 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Dénouement — (franz., spr. numāng), Entwickelung, Lösung eines Knotens, namentlich im Drama …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dénouement — (frz., spr. numáng), Entwicklung, Lösung eines Knotens (bes. im Drama) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • denouement — meaning ‘the final unravelling of a plot in a story, etc.’, is usually printed in roman type without an accent …   Modern English usage

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