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A narrow high chest of drawers or bureau, often with a mirror attached.

[French, from chiffon, rag; see chiffon.]
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(ˌʃɪfəˈnɪə) or


1. (Furniture) a tall, elegant chest of drawers, originally intended for holding needlework
2. (Furniture) a wide low open-fronted cabinet, sometimes fitted with two grille doors and shelves
[C19: from French, from chiffon rag; see chiffon]
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or chif•fon•nier

(ˌʃɪf əˈnɪər)

1. a high chest of drawers, often with a mirror on top.
2. a cabinet often combining open shelves with drawers or a or a cupboard, for storage and display, as of books or china.
[1800–10; < French chiffonnier. See chiffon]
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An ornamental cabinet with drawers or shelves, or a high and narrow chest of drawers.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chiffonier - a tall elegant chest of drawerschiffonier - a tall elegant chest of drawers  
chest of drawers, dresser, bureau, chest - furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
drawer - a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out
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Chairs, tables, cheffonier, and sofa, all gleamed with the glutinous brightness of cheap upholstery.