Definition of vignette noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//vɪnˈjet//
    ; NAmE NAmE//vɪnˈjet//
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  1. 1a short piece of writing or acting that clearly shows what a particular person, situation, etc. is like a charming vignette of Edwardian life
  2. 2a small picture or drawing, especially on the first page of a book Each vignette represents one of the four seasons.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in sense (2); also as an architectural term denoting a carved representation of a vine): from French, diminutive of vigne ‘vine’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vignette