denouement denouement  /ˌdeɪ ˌnu ˈmɑn/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Another year of professional baseball reached its denouement.
  2. Events have a dramatic structure, including climax and denouement.

News

  1. Soccer-Lanus defeat hands Newell's Old Boys Argentine title

    BUENOS AIRES, June 19 (Reuters) - Newell's Old Boys won Argentina's "Final" championship without kicking a ball and with a match to spare in a bizarre denouement to the championship on Wednesday. Lanus, Newell's only challengers, had 45 minutes in which to overturn a two-goal deficit against Estudiantes in the remaining 45 minutes of a match abandoned 10 days ago when a fan was killed in clashes ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Last Week for The Kreutzer Sonata

    Marty Giles gives a terrific performance of this script for one, Nancy Harris’ wrenching one-act adaption of the Tolstoy novella, at Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre . The lone, upper-class character’s monologue is about his relationship with his wife, from their charming courtship through the affair she has with a childhood friend of her husband’s, and the tragic denouement. The play's ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Pittsburgh City Paper

Quotes

  1. Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who is also a Conservative, told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show, that while he was "not going to say the election is a done deal...... it is like a novel where the denouement has become obvious a little bit too early".
    on Dec 13, 2009 By: Boris Johnson Source: BBC News

  2. Soyinka praised Deborah Asiimwe's top prize winning play, Will Smith Look Alike specifically noting, "Deborah Asiimwe's writing was very good, and I became really caught up with the play wondering what the final denouement would be. It was...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Wole Soyinka Source: The Observer

  3. "The pause will not be long-lasting because a denouement in the Karabakh conflict is a matter of just two or three months," Ter-Petrosian told thousands of supporters who again rallied in central Yerevan to hear him announce the new opposition...
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Levon Ter-Petrosian Source: Armenialiberty.org

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