Definition of soigné in English:

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soigné

Pronunciation: /swänˈyā/

adjective (feminine soignée pronounced same)

Dressed very elegantly; well groomed: she was dark, petite, and soignée
More example sentences
  • Lady Colin Campbell reveals a typical originality of composition which enhances the soigné elegance of the sitter.
  • ‘This is a timely moment to recall the Style Commandments, as practised by Audrey Hepburn,’ reads the caption alongside a photograph of the actress looking impossibly soignée in a beaded ball gown.
  • There, lit by the glow of braziers and ‘towers of light’, or candelabras, were Richard, his partner Pam, their snuffling pugs Bijou and Ioda, and a quartet of soignée French guests.

Origin

Past participle of French soigner 'take care of', from soin 'care'.

Words that rhyme with soigné

soignée

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: soi·gné

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