Definition of eucatastrophe in English:

eucatastrophe

noun

rare
  • A sudden and favorable 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

Mid 20th century: said to have been coined by Tolkien.

Pronunciation

eucatastrophe

/ˌyo͞okəˈtastrəfē/