vignette
[ vin-yet ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English from French, diminutive of vigne 'vine'
Synonyms
    1.
  • sketch
  • scene
  • scenario
    2.
  • unavailable
Antonyms
    1.
  • unavailable
    2.
  • unavailable
Definition
1. a decorative design or small illustration used on the title page of a book or at the beginning 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
Examples
1. A) The author commissioned an artist to create vignettes for her new book. B) The vignettes located throughout the novel were all connected in some way.
2. A) The artist submitted his vignettes to an art exhibition. B) Some photo editing apps allow you to make your photos into vignettes.
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