- 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
The world has changed a lot in the intervening three decades, but Adelman told me during an interview yesterday that there is still a lot Trump can learn from the denouement of the Cold War.
In that novel’s denouement, the protagonist Charles’s love interest, Julia, renounces him, because she, in accordance with Catholic teaching, cannot bring herself to remarry after a divorce.
Image Her book is a personal history because Ethiopia’s public dramas and denouements are refracted through the domestic prism of her grandmother Yetemegnu’s life.
As a helpful timer ticks down the minutes, the denouement comes with just three seconds to spare.
Harris misfired thrice to walk him, bringing up Benintendi for the game's denouement.
As the house guests play bingo, the play comes to a terrible denouement.
All eyes will be on the launchpad, given SpaceX’s history of occasionally providing unhappy, if spectacular, denouements to missions.
But the dramatic denouement to his first run hangs over many discussions of his current positioning for the job.
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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)
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