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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

DENOUEMENT: "the final outcome of the main dramatic complication in a literary work"

THE STORY'S CONCLUSION
 final outcome of a dramatic complication


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ETYMOLOGY:

  • From French dénouement (outcome or conclusion; literally, untying)
  • from dénouer (to unknot or undo), from de- (from) + nouer (to tie)
  • from Latin nodus (knot)
  • Ultimately from the Indo-European root ned- (to bind), which is also the source of node, noose, annex, connect, ouch, and nettle. Earliest documented use: 1752. 

UNTIE A KNOT


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—Synonyms
solution, conclusion, end, upshot.


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