noun — [dey-noo-mahn]

definition: the conclusion or resolution of the plot in a play; the final part of a story, especially a tragedy, in which all the strands of the plot are unraveled.

synonyms: finale, culmination, outcome

origin: French dénouement, from Old French desnouement, an untying, from desnouer, to undo: des-, de– + nouer, to tie

example usage:

Often God’s sublime character is displayed in the denouement: he keeps his promises, rewards the faithful, punishes the evildoer, graciously overlooks the foibles of his people, and so.

Bruce Waltke, Genesis, 42

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