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mignonne

[min-yon; French mee-nyawn] /mɪnˈyɒn; French miˈnyɔn/
adjective
1.
small and delicate.
noun
2.
(initial capital letter). Also, Mi·gnon,
[min-yon; French mee-nyawn] /mɪnˈyɒn; French miˈnyɔ̃/ (Show IPA)
. a female given name.
Origin of mignonne
1550-1560
1550-60; < French, feminine of mignon mignon
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  • mignonne was weeping and calling her daughter; at last she fell back on her chair, speechless and motionless.

    Frdrique; vol. 2 Charles Paul de Kock
  • It is so, mignonne, and you could not dance with a lame foot.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Turning to Genevive, he regarded her a moment, and then said softly: "Kiss me, mignonne; I know you love me."

    In the Name of Liberty Owen Johnson
  • "mignonne, thy husband will be jealous," says the professor.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • He asked about mignonne, but he did it with the air of one who dared not reveal all of the interest he took in that young woman.

    Frdrique; vol. 2 Charles Paul de Kock
  • “Why, the mignonne to be sure, or by what other name she may go,” he answered.

  • You have had so wide an experience of the world and of men, mignonne!

    Mr. Fortescue William Westall
  • They were the officers and seamen taken in different prizes by the mignonne.

  • The next day, when I returned home after doing several errands, I found mignonne in her usual place.

    Frdrique; vol. 2 Charles Paul de Kock
  • He was directed to see a manly arm round the waist of the mignonne.

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