from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A device used to print photographs and illustrations with borders that fade gradually into the background.
  • n. One who makes or specializes in the making of vignettes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A device used by photographers in printing vignettes, consisting of a screen of paper or glass with a central aperture the edges of which become opaque by insensible gradations.
  • n. A maker of vignettes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In photography, any device for causing the edges of a printed part of a negative to fade away evenly and gradually into the background


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