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mignon

[ min-yon; French mee-nyawn ]
/ mɪnˈyɒn; French miˈnyɔ̃ /
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adjective
small and pretty; delicately pretty.
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Origin of mignon

From French, dating back to 1550–60; see origin at minion

Other definitions for mignon (2 of 2)

Mignon
[ mee-nyawn ]
/ miˈnyɔ̃ /

noun
an opera (1866) by Ambroise Thomas.
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British Dictionary definitions for mignon

mignon
/ (ˈmɪnjɒn, French miɲɔ̃) /

adjective
small and pretty; dainty

Derived forms of mignon

mignonne (ˈmɪnjɒn, French miɲɔn), fem n

Word Origin for mignon

C16: from French, from Old French mignot dainty
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