Definition of Bijou

1. Noun. A small and delicately worked piece.

Generic synonyms: Jewellery, Jewelry



Definition of Bijou

1. n. A trinket; a jewel; -- a word applied to anything small and of elegant workmanship.

Definition of Bijou

1. Noun. jewel ¹

2. Noun. a piece of jewelry, a trinket ¹

3. Noun. a small intricately made metalworking ¹

4. Adjective. (context: of a residence) small and elegant ¹

5. Adjective. intricate; finely made ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bijou

1. a jewel [n -JOUX or -JOUS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bijou

bigyrotropic
biharmonic
bihemisphered
bihemispheric
biholomorphic
biholomorphism
bihomogeneous
bihourly
bihydroguret
bijection
bijections
bijective
bijective numeration
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bijectivity
bijou (current term)
bijou problemette
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bijouterie
bijouteries
bijoutries
bijoutry
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bijugate
bijugate leaf
bijugous
bijugous leaf
bijwoner
bijwoners
bikable

Literary usage of Bijou

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1. The Career of Dion Boucicault by Townsend Walsh (1915)
"CHAPTER XIII Partnership with the Earl of Londesborough — They lease Covent Garden — A fortune squandered on "Babil and bijou" — Return to ..."

2. Bibliography of the Writings of Charles and Mary Lamb: A Literary History by Joseph Charles Thomson (1908)
"London William Pickering | Chancery Lane. 1828. [Small 8vo, gilt edges, size 6fs x 4, in printed boards, leather back. Sides lettered "The bijou | W. ..."

3. A History of the New York Stage from the First Performance in 1732 to 1901 by Thomas Allston Brown (1903)
"THE bijou OPERA HOUSE. JG Saville was director of amusements and Ben Sherwood, machinist. The initial programme was "Ages Ago, or a Musical Legend," and the ..."

4. Annals of the Liverpool Stage: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by R. J. Broadbent (1908)
"THE bijou OPERA HOUSE. At 65 Bold Street—called after the Bold family, who held property thereabouts—there stood a conventicle known as Dr. Thom's Chapel. ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1829)
"The bijou; an Annual of Literature and the Arts. 12mo. pp.288. Ten Plates. London : W. Pickering. For 1829. WE are now arrived near the close of our ..."

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