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vignette

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English

Etymology

First attested in 1751. From French vignette, diminutive of vigne (vine) < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] vīnea < vīnum (wine). Replaced earlier vinet.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
vignette

Plural
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  1. (architecture) A running ornament consisting of leaves and tendrils, used in Gothic architecture.
  2. (printing) A decorative design, originally representing vine branches or tendrils, at the head of a chapter, of a manuscript or printed book, or in a similar position.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any small borderless picture in a book, especially an engraving, photograph, or the like, which vanishes gradually at the edge.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A short story that presents a scene or tableau, or paints a picture.
  5. The small picture on a postage stamp.

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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to vignette

Third person singular
vignett

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ed

to vignette (third-person singular simple present vignett, present participle ed, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To make, as an engraving or a photograph, with a border or edge gradually fading away.

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