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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
The play is a series of nine, approximately 10-minute vignettes, which all which take place at 7:30 p.m. on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality.
In the wake of Matthew Shepard’s brutal murder, the residents of Laramie respond the hate crime in a series of vignettes.
The show unfolds as a series of vignettes built around central character Bobby (played by Ringwald regular Richard Payton), a single man who avoids commitments.
The years unfold in a series of vignettes, with Emma moving through the stages of a typical, if fatherless, privileged urban childhood, and Laura remaining single and celibate and seemingly O.K. with that.
Assisted by Lisa Mechaley, an environmental educator, Revkin loosely weaves together this history in 100 short, easy-to-consume vignettes.
The Particulars Items too small to hold their own on a shelf or wall are grouped in thematic vignettes, also produced in the on-site frame shop.
For Footloose Presents, Mary Alice Fry directs a series of vignettes about the City by the Bay. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through June 28. $20-50.
The minute-long vignette showcases Ronan's stunning range and the mixed emotions of her character's troubled mind, resulting in one of the most film's most brilliant scenes.
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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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