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minaudière Line breaks: mi¦nau|dière
Pronunciation: /ˌmɪnəʊˈdjɛː/

Definition of minaudière in English:


A small, decorative handbag without handles or a strap.
Example sentences
  • You can see more of her minaudière pieces on eBay, just be sure they are not fake replicas.
  • Handcrafted, the minaudière opens to a discreetly engraved mirror.


French, literally 'coquettish woman', from minauder 'simper'.

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