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Definition: The denouement refers to the resolution of the complications of a plot in a work of fiction, generally done in a final chapter or section (often in the epilogue). The denouement generally follows the climax, except in mystery novels, in which the denouement and the climax may occur at the same time.
Common Misspellings: Denoument
Examples:
In the novel's denouement we learned that the sister also married and lived happily ever after.
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