- In the denouement, the two lovers commit suicide.
Examples of denouement in a Sentence
In the play's denouement, the two lovers kill themselves.
Recent Examples of denouement from the Web
Johnson’s dramatic denouement came as a surprise to all but his immediate family and a few insiders at the White House.
That is how authorities described the denouement of the incident last Thursday when 14-year-old Brennan Walker, who had missed his bus and tried to walk to Rochester High, got lost and approached a random door to ask for help.
In a strange and somehow fitting denouement, Laurel Hill’s tombstones, grave markers and other monuments ended up being scattered all across the city.
The generous, stunning collection in a mansion proved a natural denouement to my stay in Cuernavaca, which had been inspired by my curiosity about a bygone era of exotic and gilded glamour.
At this point in the film, Anderson has already conditioned his audience to shelve their skepticism, and to accept that a poetry reading can be a meaningful denouement to the story’s many conflicts.
Johnson's dramatic denouement came as a surprise to all but his immediate family and a few insiders at the White House.
Carter is a chef who came into his own at Charlie Trotter's near the denouement of that restaurant's remarkable 25-year run.
This denouement reads, though, like it was assembled by someone drunk on cheap port.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'denouement.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of denouement
DENOUEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
: the final part of something (such as a book, a play, or a series of events)
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up denouement? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).