- 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
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.
But on March 29, 2013, the denouement came in the form of a brief, painful labor and, a day later, in a brief, sweet tweet.
The Neptune visit was the denouement of Voyager’s long story.
Bannon’s departure was a humbling denouement for a figure who had reached the uppermost levels of power only a year ago.
The dismissal of the case against Ms. Wei represents a denouement to what had been hailed as a part of the government’s crackdown on alleged accounting fraud and other improprieties involving small Chinese companies that went public in the U.S.
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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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