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noun as in story

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noun as in scenario

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Probably the most charming movie of the year, The Truffle Hunters unfolds as a series of vignettes documenting the lives of several older men and their dogs.

From Vox

For example, it declines to acknowledge that fake news is disproportionately shared by people who are older and more conservative, and the dramatized vignettes about polarization feature a vague movement called the “extreme center.”

The film dramatizes the runaway consequences of this profit strategy—ranging from mental health issues to ideological radicalization—with periodic vignettes of a fictional family struggling to navigate their digital landscape.

Eve Harrington’s origins story is a humble tale of hardscrabble survival, anchored by vignettes of farm life in Wisconsin, a grueling stint as a secretary in a brewery, and an ill-starred marriage to a now-perished war-hero.

In reality, most home offices are less picture-perfect, despite what design catalogs or enviable vignettes on Instagram suggest.

From Quartz

The healthcare vignette provides us a textbook example of how the GOP has retreated into policy fantasyland.

The costumes and settings are worthy of a full-length feature, and the creepy possessiveness of the song adds to the vignette.

Rereading that review I linked to above, I opened it with a vignette that is still clear as a bell in my mind's eye.

In the second act, a trio of ballet dancers from the New York City Ballet will appear in a vignette dedicated to cotton candy.

Yet another vignette has the Hope-wrapped Bündchen breaking the news that the mother-in-law is moving in.

The magazines sketch us a lively article, the newspapers vignette us, step by step, a royal tour.

In memory of the late lamented general the present five-peso bank notes bear his vignette.

See also the vignette on title page, copied from an alabaster slab in the Collegio Romano, originally from the Catacombs.

He inquired in what style I wished to be taken, whether full-length, half-length, or vignette. '

In some instances they partake much more of the character of a vignette than a tradesmans mark.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to vignette, such as: scenario, scene, and sketch.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.