verb (used with object), vi·gnet·ted, vi·gnet·ting.
Origin of vignette
Examples from the Web for vignette
The costumes and settings are worthy of a full-length feature, and the creepy possessiveness of the song adds to the vignette.Arctic Monkeys, Foxes & More Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)|Victoria Kezra|August 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rereading that review I linked to above, I opened it with a vignette that is still clear as a bell in my mind's eye.
In the second act, a trio of ballet dancers from the New York City Ballet will appear in a vignette dedicated to cotton candy.
This view we have endeavoured to lay before our readers in the vignette at the head of the chapter.The Life of the Moselle|Octavius Rooke
But in this vignette, copied from Turner, you have the two principles brought out perfectly.Lectures on Landscape|John Ruskin
The name of Soutar has twice escaped my pen, and I feel I owe him a vignette.Records of a Family of Engineers|Robert Louis Stevenson
We should not forget the vignette lithographs to the little songs, which are beautifully executed by Hullmandel.
For sitting positions, vignettes, etc., the Novel chair is the best out for low bust and vignette pictures.Photography in the Studio and in the Field|Edward M. Estabrooke
British Dictionary definitions for vignette
- to decorate with vignettes
- to portray in or as in a vignette
Word Origin for vignette
Word Origin and History for vignette
1751, "decorative design," originally a design in the form of vine tendrils around the borders of a book page, especially a picture page, from French vignette, from Old French diminutive of vigne "vineyard" (see vine). Sense transferred from the border to the picture itself, then (1853) to a type of small photographic portrait with blurred edges very popular mid-19c. Meaning "literary sketch" is first recorded 1880, probably from the photographic sense.