how to pronounce vignette


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the above transcription of vignette is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

vignette is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of vignette in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… will be a sticker or vignette in their …”

meanings of vignette


  1. A running ornament consisting of leaves and tendrils, used in Gothic architecture.
  2. The central pictorial image on a postage stamp.
  3. A small sticker affixed to a vehicle windscreen to indicate that tolls have been paid.
  4. Any effect in a photographic picture where qualities vanish towards the edges.
  5. A short story or anecdote that presents a scene or tableau, or paints a picture.
  6. A decorative design, originally representing vine branches or tendrils, at the head of a chapter, of a manuscript or printed book, or in a similar position.
  7. Any small borderless picture in a book, especially an engraving, photograph, or the like, which vanishes gradually at the edge.
  8. A hardware deficiency (even occurring in most expensive models) of a computer display wherein the picture slants towards a colour or brightness towards the edges especially if viewed from an angle.
  9. The characteristic of a camera lens, either by deficiency in design or by mismatch of the lens with the film format, to produce an image smaller than the film's frame with a crudely focused border. Photographers may deliberately choose this characteristic for a special effect.


  1. To make, as an engraving or a photograph, with a border or edge gradually fading away.

vignette frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word vignette occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics vignette can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that vignette can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to vignette


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