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 ?
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.
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.
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.
Whether you're envisioning a sophisticated chignon or a romantic spill of curls, hair pieces can give you more options.
AC: Princess Anne has her hair in a traditional chignon which is always perfectly styled by Michael Rasser, of MichaelJohn.
It's more about big curls, or a chignon that's looser and pulled softly into the nape of the neck.
Dressed in black jeans and a tunic with her hair pulled to the side in a haphazard chignon - as has become the Adele trademark - she treated us to an hour-long set that oozed warmth, confidence (though she tried to pretend otherwise) and unrestrained talent.
Just pin it up in a chignon and let some strands fall forward over your face.