ninon

noun

ni·​non ˈnē-ˌnän How to pronounce ninon (audio)
: a smooth sheer fabric

Examples of ninon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Markham danced here on her wedding night, in 1919, in ivory satin with pearl trimmings and yards of silk ninon. Paula McLain, Town & Country, 2 Sep. 2015

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Word History

Etymology

probably from French Ninon, nickname for Anne

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ninon was in 1911

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“Ninon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ninon. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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