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mignon

[min-yon; French mee-nyawn] /mɪnˈyɒn; French miˈnyɔ̃/
adjective
1.
small and pretty; delicately pretty.
Origin of mignon
1550-1560
1550-60; < French; see minion

Mignon

[mee-nyawn] /miˈnyɔ̃/
noun
1.
an opera (1866) by Ambroise Thomas.
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British Dictionary definitions for mignon

mignon

/ˈmɪnjɒn; French miɲɔ̃/
adjective
1.
small and pretty; dainty
Derived Forms
mignonne (ˈmɪnjɒn; French) (miɲɔn) noun:feminine
Word Origin
C16: from French, from Old French mignot dainty
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Word Origin and History for mignon
adj.

"delicately formed," 1550s, French, literally "delicate, charming, pretty;" see minion. As a noun, "pretty child," from 1827.

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