chignonnoun [ C ]uk /ˈʃiː.njɒ/ us /ˈʃiː.njɑːn/
Examples from literature
- Her free hand went up to the heavy chignon that hung uncertainly beneath her bonnet—a gesture of coquetry which she told herself she despised.
- Hurriedly and without changing her dress she had her hair done up and stuck white roses in her chignon and at her bosom.
- Standing up with his hands on the back of her chair he saw the teeth of her comb that bit into her chignon.
- The back division is combed back, and after being twisted into a compact mass, is tied in a chignon upon the crown of the head.
- The hair was dressed with detached curls, four each side of the neck and a floating chignon behind.