Definition of vignette

Definition of vignette
  1. vignette Noun A running ornament consisting of leaves and tendrils, used in Gothic architecture.
  2. vignette Noun 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.
  3. vignette Noun Any small borderless picture in a book, especially an engraving, photograph, or the like, which vanishes gradually at the edge.
  4. vignette Noun A short story that presents a scene or tableau, or paints a picture.
  5. vignette Noun The small picture on a postage stamp.
  6. vignette Verb To make, as an engraving or a photograph, with a border or edge gradually fading away.
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