• A couple in an O-framed vignette
    A couple in an O-framed vignette
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vignette a small illustrative sketch (as sometimes placed at the beginning of chapters in books)
    • n vignette a photograph whose edges shade off gradually
    • n vignette a brief literary description
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A vignette of a tired-looking brunette child A vignette of a tired-looking brunette child

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vignette A decorative design, originally representing vine branches or tendrils, at the head of a chapter, of a manuscript or printed book, or in a similar position; hence, by extension, any small picture in a book; hence, also, as such pictures are often without a definite bounding line, any picture, as an engraving, a photograph, or the like, which vanishes gradually at the edge.
    • Vignette A picture, illustration, or depiction in words, esp. one of a small or dainty kind.
    • Vignette (Arch) A running ornament consisting of leaves and tendrils, used in Gothic architecture.
    • v. t Vignette To make, as an engraving or a photograph, with a border or edge insensibly fading away.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vignette A running ornament of vine-leaves, tendrils, and grapes, as in architecture.
    • n vignette The flourishes in the form of vine-leaves, branches, etc., with which capital letters in manuscripts are sometimes surrounded.
    • n vignette In printing, the engraved illustration or decoration that precedes a title-page or the beginning of a chapter: so called because many of the cuts first made for books in France were inclosed with a border of the general character of trailing vines.
    • n vignette Hence, any image or picture; a cut or illustration.
    • n vignette A photographic portrait showing only the head, or the head and shoulders, and so printed that the ground shades off insensibly around the subject into an even color, which may be that of the untreated paper, or a more or less dark shade produced by a separate operation; hence, any picture, not a portrait, treated in the same way.
    • vignette In photography, to treat or produce, as a portrait, in the style of a vignette.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vignette vin-yet′ any small ornamental engraving, design, or photograph not enclosed by a definite border:
    • v.t Vignette to treat or produce in such a style
    • n Vignette vin-yet′ (orig.) an ornamental flourish of vine leaves and tendrils on manuscripts and books
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. vignette, fr. vigne, a vine. See Vine, and cf. Vinette
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—vigne—L. vinea, a vine.


In literature:

He inquired in what style I wished to be taken, whether full-length, half-length, or vignette.
"The Talking Horse" by F. Anstey
With Portraits and Vignettes.
"Notes and Queries, Number 219, January 7, 1854" by Various
The vignette includes two specimens of planetary photography.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
Some of the vignettes are among the most piquant and besetting ever written.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Vignette of Book I., chapter xiv.
"Aubrey Beardsley" by Robert Ross
Library Edition, with Portraits, Autographs, and Vignettes, 8 vols.
"The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
With New Portraits on Steel, and Etched Vignettes.
"Ticknor and Company Book Catalog (1887)" by Ticknor and Company
With Portrait and Vignette engraved by C.H.
"Dante. An essay." by R. W. Church
These slight vignettes have all been of vision; let me add one of a less pictorial nature.
"The Sword of Deborah" by F. Tennyson Jesse
It gave the Vicar a new view of the Angelic character, a vignette of the Angelic indignation.
"The Wonderful Visit" by Herbert George Wells

In news:

A few bathroom vignettes are included in the design center, to help clients think creatively about what's possible.
Posted May 8, 2012 10:27 am by Nathan Rode Filed under: Varsity Vignettes .
This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 10:27 am by Nathan Rode and is filed under Varsity Vignettes .
Posted Apr 24, 2012 9:23 am by Nathan Rode Filed under: Varsity Vignettes .
This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 9:23 am by Nathan Rode and is filed under Varsity Vignettes .
Although Vignette as a company is new to the EIP market, Vignettes EIP is not.
Austin, TX October 15, 2003 Vignette Corp.
Vignette , Plumtree Back WSRP.
Previously, Vignettes software was split into two versions, Standard and Enterprise editions.
Vignette 's philosophy is to integrate with—rather than replace—the existing infrastructure.
'Tales of the Night': Striking visuals brighten animated vignettes.
The Crookston Community Theater will present "Almost, Maine," a series of romantic vignettes.
Serialized vignettes explore couples on the verge of making babies.
East Memphis plot displays owner's knack for pairing plants, dividing space into vignettes.
7 vignettes of life in war-torn Aleppo.

In science:

Along the way, we have focused primarily on two vignettes.
Clusters and features from combinatorial stochastic processes
We do moreover provide with STAR a meta-file [21, 7], called a vignette in R terminology, allowing the reader to re-run exactly the simulation / data analysis of this article.
On Goodness of Fit Tests For Models of Neuronal Spike Trains Considered as Counting Processes
We give examples of such modifications of the distance in the Chakerian and Holmes (2010) vignette.
Computational Tools for Evaluating Phylogenetic and Hierarchical Clustering Trees
Examples of this differential weighting can be found in the vignette that accompanies the package distory (Chakerian and Holmes, 2010).
Computational Tools for Evaluating Phylogenetic and Hierarchical Clustering Trees
Lehmann provides an extended bibliography and, through invited vignettes, examines more closely the various facets of his work.
Erich Leo Lehmann---A glimpse into his life and work