verb (used with object), vi·gnet·ted, vi·gnet·ting.
Origin of vignette
Examples from the Web for vignetting
Historical Examples of vignetting
There is another way of vignetting the sky into the landscape, which is, perhaps, better and more convenient.
We believe that the greater part of the vignetting done in England is by this clumsy, costly, and difficult method.
Wooden grooves may be glued along the top of the vignetting frame, into which cards containing other apertures can be slipped.
This restriction is known as the “vignetting” action of the entrance luke.
The next methods of vignetting are dependent on simple laws of optics.
- to decorate with vignettes
- to portray in or as in a vignette
Word Origin 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.