Definitions

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  • noun an article of woman's headgear consisting of a piece of material tied in individual ways

Etymologies

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From French tignon, obsolete synonym of chignon and cognate with tignasse, teigne.

Examples

  • They were looking at a tall woman in a simple smock dress; she wore a plain headscarf, in contrast to Ruth Benning's elaborate _tignon_.

    New Race

  • She wore a plain gingham dress, and her head was covered in a white _tignon, _ the cloth wrapped and secured just so.

    New Race

  • She wore the same sort of red kerchief with seven knots whose points all stood straight up, a tignon; but she was much taller and much thinner, surprisingly thin for a cook, with long hands ribbed with veins against her chocolate skin.

    All That Glitters

  • She wore the same sort of red kerchief with seven knots whose points all stood straight up, a tignon; but she was much taller and much thinner, surprisingly thin for a cook, with long hands ribbed with veins against her chocolate skin.

    All That Glitters

  • She had her hair tied with a white kerchief, a tignon with seven knots whose points all stuck straight up.

    Ruby

  • She had long, silky black hair gathered in thick ropelike strands around her head, over which she wore a red tignon with seven knots whose points all stuck straight up.

    Ruby

  • She had her hair tied with a white kerchief, a tignon with seven knots whose points all stuck straight up.

    Ruby

  • She had her hair tied with a white kerchief, a tignon with seven knots whose points all stuck straight up.

    Ruby

  • She had long, silky black hair gathered in thick ropelike strands around her head, over which she wore a red tignon with seven knots whose points all stuck straight up.

    Ruby

  • She wore her red tignon in her hair with the seven knots all pointing straight up.

    Pearl in The Mist

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  • (also spelled and pronounced tiyon) is a series of headscarves or a large piece of material tied or wrapped around the head to form a kind of turban that resembles the West African gélé.

    December 28, 2007