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.
OTHER New York Fashion Week highlights included chic chignons at Tom Ford; Kanye West's epic fashion show fail where the models all fainted due the heat and a Snapchat-inspired show at Desigual, where models walked the runway with their hair and make-up based on the most popular filters used on Snapchat.
During the Mughal period, hairstyles were changing according to the times, although they always conserved their traditional characteristics: mainly black hair, long, with braids, or adorned with bands or tied in chignons at the side or at the nape.
uk/3am/style Top tip: Chignons are surprisingly easy -see our how-to video -but alternatively just twist the back section of hair up and secure with a pretty bulldog clip EMBELLISHED TWIST A pretty twist anyone can do - just take the hair into a low ponytail, then use a Scunci Topsy Tail tool (PS3.
From the basics like hair 101 and frizz-free blowout instructions to sections dedicated to ponytails, buns and chignons, braids, twists and rolls, and curls, "The Art of Hair" has you and your hair covered.
These include chignons, low buns that are made by pinning the hair into a knot at the nape of the neck or at the back of the head.
Sam McKnight, hairdresser to the stars, created a twist on the bun at the Chanel show by fastening low-looped chignons with oversized pearls strung with elastic.
Sam McKnight, who is hairdresser to the stars, created a twist on the bun at the Chanel show by fastening low-looped chignons with oversized pearls strung with elastic.
Ce communique fait suite apres l'intervention du journaliste sur Nessma tv, affirmant que [beaucoup moins que] 4 elues d'Ennahdha se sont livrees a un crepage de chignons dans les couloirs de l'ANC, causant la deterioration d'equipements et d'une camera de la chaEne Wataniya [beaucoup plus grand que].