chignon


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chi·gnon

 (shēn-yŏn′, shēn′yŏn′)
n.
A roll or knot of hair worn at the back of the head or especially at the nape of the neck.

[French, from Old French chaignon, chain, collar, nape, from Vulgar Latin *catēniō, from Latin catēna, chain.]

chignon

(ˈʃiːnjɒn; French ʃiɲɔ̃)
n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) an arrangement of long hair in a roll or knot at the back of the head
[C18: from French, from Old French chaignon link, from chaine chain; influenced also by Old French tignon coil of hair, from tigne, moth, from Latin tinea moth]
ˈchignoned adj

chi•gnon

(ˈʃin yɒn)

n.
a large smooth twist, roll, or knot of hair worn by women at the nape of the neck or the back of the head.
[1775–85; < French: nape, roll of hair at nape]
chi′gnoned, adj.

chignon

A roll of hair gathered at the back of a woman’s head.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chignon - a roll of hair worn at the nape of the neck
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
Translations

chignon

[ˈʃiːnjɔ̃ːŋ] Nmoño m

chignon

[ˈʃiːnjɒn] n (= bun) → chignon m

chignon

nNackenknoten m, → Chignon m

chignon

[ˈʃiːnjɒn] nchignon m inv
References in classic literature ?
Her dress was not uncomfortable anywhere; her lace berthe did not droop anywhere; her rosettes were not crushed nor torn off; her pink slippers with high, hollowed-out heels did not pinch, but gladdened her feet; and the thick rolls of fair chignon kept up on her head as if they were her own hair.
Yes--I gave you time enough: my hair wouldn't go," Madame Olenska said, raising her hand to the heaped-up curls of her chignon.
One of the locks of her chignon had become loosened and hung on her neck; she looked haggard and almost old.
The two black feathers on the dingy bonnet, which usually affected the attitude of two notes of interrogation, changed into two notes of exclamation; as for the bonnet itself, it swayed in menace on the old lady's tempestuous chignon.
The musical and its hit songs, such as "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" and "High Flying Adored", was inspired by the image of Evita raising her hands at the microphone addressing huge rallies, with her blonde hair drawn back into a chignon.
Looking younger and fresher in a PS169 Seraphine "Marlene" dress with a delicate lace bodice, high neck and pretty fluted sleeves, her hair in a chic chignon.
The Duchess has sported many a chignon on this tour, but today it was styled back into her signature bouncy blowdry.
com/2016-hollywood-film-awards-red-carpet-must-see-looks-kate-hudson-lily-collins-natalie-2443122) Portman also donned a matching white blazer and tied her head in a chic chignon.
Her hair was braided on the sides and swept up to a loose chignon, and went exactly with what she described on her Instagram as the simple chic boho look she wanted.
Wallis at the BAFTAs GET KNOTTED FUSSY updos took a back seat this season, as relaxed, slightly undone styles, like Annabelle Wallis' knotted chignon at the Baftas, came to the fore.
Wallis at GET KNOTTED FUSSY updos took a back seat this season, as relaxed, slightly undone styles, like Annabelle Wallis' knotted chignon at the Baftas, came to the fore.