Dénouement; resolution of the plot at the end of a play.1. The final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work.
2. The outcome of a complex sequence of events.
The unraveling of the plot of a work of fiction. In a typical structure, the denouement would come just before the end, following the climax. The detective story is a genre where the complication of plot usually needs a lengthy denouement, where all is explained to the reader.