de-, 不，非，使相反。-noue, 结，词源同net. 即解开结，用于剧情结局收场。
- denouement:  A denouement is literally an ‘untying of a knot’. It was borrowed from French (its first recorded use in English is by Lord Chesterfield in one of his famous letters to his son (1752)), where it was a derivative of dénouer ‘undo’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix dé- ‘un-’ and nouer ‘tie’, which came ultimately from Latin nōdus ‘knot’ (source of English newel, node, nodule, and noose).
=> newel, node, nodule, noose
- denouement (n.)
- 1752, from French dénouement "an untying" (of plot), from dénouer "untie" (Old French desnouer) from des- "un-, out" (see dis-) + nouer "to tie, knot," from Latin nodus "a knot," from PIE *ned- "to bind, tie" (see net (n.)).
- 1. Her novel subverts the conventions of linear narrative. It has no neat chronology and no tidy denouement.
- 2. The book's sentimental denouement is pure Hollywood.
- 3. Cowperwood was in no way pleased by this rough denouement.
- 4. In a surprising denouement, she becomes a nun.
- 结局出人意表, 她当修女了.
- 5. But in real life young men who hoped for this denouement were apt to be disappointed.
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