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ninon

[nee-non; French nee-nawn] /ˈni nɒn; French niˈnɔ̃/
noun
1.
a sturdy chiffon or voile constructed in either plain or novelty weaves and generally used in the manufacture of women's garments, curtains, and drapery.
Origin of ninon
1910-1915
1910-15; < French: generic use of nickname for Anne proper name
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  • "Joy marks the force of the intellect," said the pleasure-loving ninon.

    The Women of the French Salons Amelia Gere Mason
  • ninon sorted through her meagre store of remembered reading.

    Time and the Woman G. Gordon Dewey
  • ninon did not have to make her voice throaty any more, and that annoyed her too.

    Time and the Woman G. Gordon Dewey
  • Again ninon let him feel just a hint of resistance, and risked a tiny pout.

    Time and the Woman G. Gordon Dewey
  • ninon watched him with envious eyes, waiting until he was fully alert.

    Time and the Woman G. Gordon Dewey
  • Venomous with triumph, ninon's voice was harsh even to her ears.

    Time and the Woman G. Gordon Dewey
  • ninon snatched out the little beta-gun, then, leveled it and fired.

    Time and the Woman G. Gordon Dewey
  • After a while ninon got up again from the sling and made her way to the wall.

    Time and the Woman G. Gordon Dewey
  • ninon watched through the port as it slid in past the outer planets.

    Time and the Woman G. Gordon Dewey
  • "It is strange that ninon does not return to get the breakfast," she said, looking out.

    A Dreadful Temptation Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
British Dictionary definitions for ninon

ninon

/ˈniːnɒn; ˈnaɪnɒn; French ninɔ̃/
noun
1.
a fine strong silky fabric
Word Origin
C20: from French
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