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ninon

[ nee-non; French nee-nawn ]
/ ˈni nɒn; French niˈnɔ̃ /
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noun

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.

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Origin of ninon

1910–15; <French: generic use of nickname for Anne proper name
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British Dictionary definitions for ninon

ninon
/ (ˈniːnɒn, ˈnaɪnɒn, French ninɔ̃) /

noun

a fine strong silky fabric

Word Origin for ninon

C20: from French
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