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Chignon   Listen

A roll of hair worn at the nape of the neck.

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"Chignon" Quotes from Famous Books

... Revival of the Chignon low That fills the most of us with helpless Woe, Ah, criticise it Softly! for who knows What long-necked Peeress had to wear ...
— The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 4 (of 4) • Various

... dressed in a creamy-white satin that glinted like mother-of-pearl, its sheen and glory unfrittered with a single idiotic trimming; on her breast a large diamond cross. Her head was an Athenian sculpture—no chignon, but the tight coils of antiquity; at their side, one diamond star sparkled vivid flame, by its contrast with those polished ...
— The Woman-Hater • Charles Reade

... you time enough: my hair wouldn't go," Madame Olenska said, raising her hand to the heaped-up curls of her chignon. "But that reminds me: I see Dr. Carver is gone, and you'll be late at the Blenkers'. Mr. Archer, will you put my ...
— The Age of Innocence • Edith Wharton

Words linked to "Chignon" :   hair style, hairdo, coif, hairstyle, coiffure

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