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vi·gnette

 (vĭn-yĕt′)
n.
1. A decorative design placed at the beginning or end of a book or chapter of a book or along the border of a page.
2. An unbordered picture, often a portrait, that shades off into the surrounding color at the edges.
3.
a. A short, usually descriptive literary sketch.
b. A short scene or incident, as from a movie.
tr.v. vi·gnet·ted, vi·gnet·ting, vi·gnettes
1. To provide (a photograph or image) with indistinct or fading edges.
2. To describe in a brief way.

[French, from Old French, diminutive of vigne, vine (from the use of vine tendrils in decorative borders); see vine.]

vignette

(vɪˈnjɛt)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a small illustration placed at the beginning or end of a book or chapter
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a short graceful literary essay or sketch
3. (Art Terms) a photograph, drawing, etc, with edges that are shaded off
4. (Architecture) architect a carved ornamentation that has a design based upon tendrils, leaves, etc
5. any small endearing scene, view, picture, etc
vb (tr)
6. (Art Terms) to finish (a photograph, picture, etc) with a fading border in the form of a vignette
7.
a. to decorate with vignettes
b. to portray in or as in a vignette
[C18: from French, literally: little vine, from vigne vine; with reference to the vine motif frequently used in embellishments to a text]
viˈgnettist n

vi•gnette

(vɪnˈyɛt)

n.
1. a decorative design or small illustration used on the title page of a book or at the beginning or end of a chapter.
2. an engraving, drawing, photograph, or the like that is shaded off gradually at the edges so as to leave no definite line at the border.
3. a decorative design representing branches, leaves, etc., as in a manuscript.
4.
a. a short, graceful literary sketch.
b. a brief, quietly touching or appealing scene or episode in a play, movie, or the like.
[1745–55; < French: literally, little vine (see vine, -ette)]
vi•gnet′tist, n.

vignette


Past participle: vignetted
Gerund: vignetting

Imperative
vignette
vignette
Present
I vignette
you vignette
he/she/it vignettes
we vignette
you vignette
they vignette
Preterite
I vignetted
you vignetted
he/she/it vignetted
we vignetted
you vignetted
they vignetted
Present Continuous
I am vignetting
you are vignetting
he/she/it is vignetting
we are vignetting
you are vignetting
they are vignetting
Present Perfect
I have vignetted
you have vignetted
he/she/it has vignetted
we have vignetted
you have vignetted
they have vignetted
Past Continuous
I was vignetting
you were vignetting
he/she/it was vignetting
we were vignetting
you were vignetting
they were vignetting
Past Perfect
I had vignetted
you had vignetted
he/she/it had vignetted
we had vignetted
you had vignetted
they had vignetted
Future
I will vignette
you will vignette
he/she/it will vignette
we will vignette
you will vignette
they will vignette
Future Perfect
I will have vignetted
you will have vignetted
he/she/it will have vignetted
we will have vignetted
you will have vignetted
they will have vignetted
Future Continuous
I will be vignetting
you will be vignetting
he/she/it will be vignetting
we will be vignetting
you will be vignetting
they will be vignetting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vignetting
you have been vignetting
he/she/it has been vignetting
we have been vignetting
you have been vignetting
they have been vignetting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vignetting
you will have been vignetting
he/she/it will have been vignetting
we will have been vignetting
you will have been vignetting
they will have been vignetting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vignetting
you had been vignetting
he/she/it had been vignetting
we had been vignetting
you had been vignetting
they had been vignetting
Conditional
I would vignette
you would vignette
he/she/it would vignette
we would vignette
you would vignette
they would vignette
Past Conditional
I would have vignetted
you would have vignetted
he/she/it would have vignetted
we would have vignetted
you would have vignetted
they would have vignetted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vignette - a brief literary description
description - the act of describing something
2.vignette - a photograph whose edges shade off gradually
photo, photograph, pic, exposure, picture - a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
3.vignette - a small illustrative sketch (as sometimes placed at the beginning of chapters in books)
sketch, study - preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several studies before starting to paint"
Translations

vignette

[vɪˈnjet] N (Phot, Typ) → viñeta f; (= character sketch) → esbozo m en miniatura, esbocito m, estampa f

vignette

[vɪˈnjɛt] n (résumé)instantané m

vignette

nVignette f; (= character sketch)Skizze f, → kurze und prägnante Darstellung

vignette

[vɪˈnjɛt] n (description) → quadretto; (illustration in book) → illustrazione f (Art, Phot) → ritratto a mezzo busto su sfondo sfumato