Definition of eucatastrophe in English:

eucatastrophe

noun

rare
  • A sudden and favourable resolution of events in a story; a happy ending.

    • ‘Nowadays, a vulnerable hero can suffer and achieve his mission, can protect and serve through pain and death because Christ's eucatastrophe brought about a revolution in literature.’
    • ‘Tolkien called the gospel account the ‘eucatastrophe’, the happiest of all tragedies, because it satisfies the human heart's deepest yearnings, including the desire for an epic mythology.’

Origin

1944: first recorded in a letter by J. R. R Tolkien, who apparently coined the term; from eu- + catastrophe.

Pronunciation

eucatastrophe

/ˌjuːkəˈtastrəfi/