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Examples of vignette in a Sentence
The play's program features a little vignette about each member of the cast.
The film is a series of vignettes about living with cancer.
Recent Examples of vignette from the Web
Homar makes art boxes that contain colorful landscapes, rooms and vignettes.
In another vignette a skeleton couple is getting married at Castello di Amorosa, while another skeleton group is biking the Silverado trail.
Squeezed between musical numbers, or sometimes embedded within them, these sketchy vignettes have little of the humor and nuance that defined The Mountaintop.
The reds, whites and blues can be mixed in one container or used as single colors in pots to create a holiday vignette.
And a vignette involving illicit drugs gives Senior the chance to take everything to another level.
The painterly Dark Floral wallpaper by Ellie Cashman ramps up the drama of the vignette, making the most of the nook where Kristen meets with clients.
The main stage was surrounded by miniature ones set up in alcoves, each presenting a playful vignette for a different video creator.
Aside from this small vignette, Hollis Benton and his gallery have been lost to time.
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The Connection Between vignette and Vines
Vignette comes from Middle French vignete, the diminutive form of the noun vigne, meaning "vine." In English, the word was first used in the mid-18th century for a design or illustration that ran along the blank border of a page, or one that marked the beginning or end of a chapter. Such designs got their name because they often looked like little vines. It wasn't until the late 19th century that usage of vignette had shifted to cover a brief literary sketch or narrative, as we commonly see it used today.
VIGNETTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vignette for English Language Learners
: a short written description
: a short scene in a movie or play
: a picture or engraving in a book
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