Definition of vignette noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    vignette

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//vɪnˈyɛt//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1 a short piece of writing or acting that clearly shows what a particular person, situation, etc. is like a charming vignette of Colonial life
  2. 2a small picture or drawing, especially on the first page of a book Each vignette represents one of the four seasons.
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