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Meaning of "chiffonier" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHIFFONIER

From French, from chiffon rag.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHIFFONIER

chiffonier  [ˌʃɪfəˈnɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHIFFONIER

noun
adjective
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chiffonier is a noun.
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WHAT DOES CHIFFONIER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chiffonier

A chiffonier is a piece of furniture differentiated from the sideboard by its smaller size and by the enclosure of the whole of the front by doors. Its name suggests that it was originally intended as a receptacle for odds and ends which had no place elsewhere, but it now usually serves the purpose of a sideboard. It was one of the many curious developments of the mixed taste, at once cumbrous and bizarre, which prevailed in furniture during the Empire period in England. The earliest chiffoniers date from that time; they are usually of rosewood - the favorite timber of that moment; their furniture was most commonly of brass, and there was very often a raised shelf with a pierced brass gallery at the back. The doors were well panelled and often edged with brass-beading, while the feet were pads or claws, or, in the choicer examples, sphinxes in gilded bronze.

Definition of chiffonier in the English dictionary

The definition of chiffonier in the dictionary is a tall, elegant chest of drawers, originally intended for holding needlework. Other definition of chiffonier is a wide low open-fronted cabinet, sometimes fitted with two grille doors and shelves.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHIFFONIER


anear
əˈnɪə
auctioneer
ˌɔːkʃəˈnɪə
avenir
ˌævəˈnɪə
buccaneer
ˌbʌkəˈnɪə
cannoneer
ˌkænəˈnɪə
canyoneer
ˌkænjəˈnɪə
chiffonnier
ˌʃɪfəˈnɪə
conventioneer
ˌkɒnvenʃəˈnɪə
electioneer
ɪˌlɛkʃəˈnɪə
meneer
məˈnɪə
Mynheer
məˈnɪə
paneer
pəˈnɪə
pioneer
ˌpaɪəˈnɪə
sermoneer
ˌsɜːməˈnɪə
sinfonia
ˌsɪnfəˈnɪə
sloganeer
ˌsləʊɡəˈnɪə
souvenir
ˌsuːvəˈnɪə
specksioneer
ˌspɛkʃəˈnɪə
Tanzania
ˌtænzəˈnɪə
weaponeer
ˌwɛpəˈnɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHIFFONIER

chieftain
chieftaincy
chieftainess
chieftainry
chieftainship
chiel
Chiengmai
chiffchaff
chiffon
chiffonade
chiffonnier
chiffony
chifforobe
Chifley
chigetai
chigga
chigger
chignon
chignoned
chigoe

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHIFFONIER

bonier
bonnier
caponier
cuisinier
denier
dernier
Fournier
funnier
gonfalonier
hornier
loonier
moonier
phonier
Rainier
spoonier
stonier
tinier
tonier
vernier
zanier

Synonyms and antonyms of chiffonier in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «chiffonier» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHIFFONIER

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Translator English - Chinese

五斗橱
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chiffonnier
570 millions of speakers

English

chiffonier
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

षिटनीयर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشيفونية خزانة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шифоньер
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chiffonier
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শয়নকক্ষের দেরাজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chiffonnier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chiffon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

chiffonier
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

chiffonier
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

서랍장
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Seneng banget
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tủ nhỏ nhiều ngăn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

chiffonier
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिफोनियर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şifoniyer
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Cassettiera
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bieliźniarka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шифоньєр
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scrin
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

κομό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

chiffonier
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

chiffonjé
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

chiffonier
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chiffonier

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHIFFONIER»

The term «chiffonier» is regularly used and occupies the 64.150 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHIFFONIER» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHIFFONIER»

Discover the use of chiffonier in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chiffonier and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art
From chance or necessity, or from some other cause, which we will not take upon ourselves lo record, the veteran had adopted the profession of a Chiffonier; ind one morning in the month of July, in the year 1808, as he was pursuing his usual  ...
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The Spirit of the English Magazines
When this fulness is achieved, off the Chiffonier posts to the depot, and there deposits his burden, for which he has an acknowledgment ; and then to work again " with what appetite he may." Thus his life passes on, from " night to morn, from ...
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Punch
WE found Mr. ALBERT CHIFFONIER in his comfortable offices, busily engaged in sorting out some of his recent acquisitions. " I have made some interesting additions to my collection lately," he said, " but it is impossible to keep anything very ...
Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, 1903
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London Charivari
His father knew, the moment that he gazed upon his abnormally developed head, that CHIFFONIER was destined to become a MACAULAT, a SHAKSPEARE, or a SAMTJEL JOHNSON; but his mother secretly inclined to the belief that she had ...
Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, 1882
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Official gazette of the United States Patent Office
A trunk adapted to stand on end when opened consisting of a bottom, two adjacent sides, a perpendicular partition parallel to one of said sides and secured to the other side and dividing said trunk into wardrobe and chiffonier compartments, ...
United States. Patent Office, 1914
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The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion
EVERYBODY knows by reputation, if he does not know him personally, the Parisian chiffonier. Covered with rags, a basket full of filth on his shoulder, a lantern by his side, he walks in the early night through the streets, striking the hook of the ...
Abel Stevens, James Floy, 1856
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The Metropolitan
THE CHIFFONIER OF PARIS. " Look here upon this picture, and on this." — Hamlet. Reader, however exalted be the sphere in which Providence has appointed thee to move, start not at the humble name which designates the following ...
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The Metropolitan Magazine
THE CHIFFONIER OF PARIS. " Look here upon this picture, and on this.'' — Hamlet, Reader, however exalted be the sphere in which Providence has appointed thee to move, start not at the humble name which designates the following ...
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State of New York in the Court of Appeals
22 1 No. 655 mahogany bureau. 1 No. 91 dark mahogany desk complete. 1 No. 80 mahogany chiffonier. 1 No. 91 oak desk. 1 No. 11 mahogany furnished Armour compll 1 No. 80 oak chiffonier complete. 1 No. 80 mahogany chiffonier ...
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The National Magazine
EVERYBODY knows by reputation, if he does not know him personally, the Parisian chiffonier. Covered with rags, a basket full of filth on his shoulder, a lantern by his side, he walks in the early night through the streets, striking the hook of the ...
William W. Williams, 1856

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHIFFONIER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chiffonier is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mansion House speech: Mr Micawber meets Mr Osborne
For Micawber, it was sundry household possessions, including “a few books on a little chiffonier, which he called the library”. After the ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
2
Commerce Department Removes Restriction on Importation of …
A chiffonier is typically a tall and narrow chest of drawers normally used for storing undergarments and lingerie, often with mirror(s) attached. 9. A hutch is ... «Targeted News Service, Jun 15»
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What did you call that? Fun Furniture Facts
A chiffonier is a tall chest of drawers for the bedroom, sometimes divided into 2 sections and supported on 4 legs. Today we give it names like "five-drawer chest ... «KABC-TV, Apr 15»
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Cedar shines amid cetaceans at Caressa Crouch-Carl Gonsalves …
A Tasmanian cedar chiffonier circa 1840 brought $18,300. The most imposing whalebone offering was a curious armchair fashioned from this ... «The Australian Financial Review, Mar 15»
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Major Winter Estate Auction
... rosewood pier table; set of 8 English Regency chairs; set of 6 Hepplewhite dining chairs; English 2-part linen press; small English chiffonier; ... «Maine Antique Digest, Feb 15»
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Comparatively Speaking
What might you call a high chest of drawers with a more delicate whipped texture? A "chiffon-ier chiffonier." Heard in Stark Raving Mad ... «NPR, Jan 15»
7
Lovejoy: Series 3
... out a hidden, forgotten gem of a statue or chiffonier, while my entertaining, colorful friends provided an endless supply of amusing anecdotes ... «DVD Talk, Nov 14»
8
Breathtaking beauty blooms at the DMA's 'Bouquets' exhibition
Personal favorites include Antoine Berjon's Bouquet of Lilies and Roses in a Basket on a Chiffonier, from the Louvre; Gustave Courbet's ... «Dallas Morning News, Nov 14»
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In the salerooms of Ireland - a 1916 Sinn Fein Tricolour
... Victorian mahogany marble top-side table stamped Lambs of Manchester, €1,050; early Victorian mahogany serpentine chiffonier, €1,120; ... «Irish Independent, Oct 14»
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Pittock Mansion beyond the ropes: The nieces' bedroom (Photos)
The mansion's 1919 inventory of this room listed two enameled beds, a dressing table, a desk, a chiffonier, a dressing table chair, two chairs, ... «The Oregonian, Apr 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Chiffonier [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chiffonier>. Sep 2019 ».
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