ni·​non | \ ˈnē-ˌnän How to pronounce ninon (audio) \

Definition of ninon

: a smooth sheer fabric

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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, "An Insanely Glamorous Love Triangle," 2 Sep. 2015

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First Known Use of ninon

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ninon

probably from French Ninon, nickname for Anne

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“Ninon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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