bon ton
noun Etymology: French, literally, good tone Date: 1747 1. a. fashionable manner or style b. the fashionable or proper thing 2. high society

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  • bon ton — loc.s.m.inv. ES fr. {{wmetafile0}} comportamento educato, elegante e signorile; galateo, buone maniere: le regole del bon ton; anche loc.agg.inv. Sinonimi: creanza, educazione, eleganza. {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1813. ETIMO: fr. bon ton propr.… …   Dizionario italiano

  • bon ton — [bōn tōn′; ] Fr [ bōn tōn′] n. [Fr, good tone] 1. stylishness 2. fine manners 3. fashionable society …   English World dictionary

  • Bon ton — Ton Ton (t[^o]n), n. [F. See {Tone}.] The prevailing fashion or mode; vogue; as, things of ton. Byron. [1913 Webster] If our people of ton are selfish, at any rate they show they are selfish. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] {Bon ton}. See in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bon ton — [F., good tone, manner.] The height of the fashion; fashionable society. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bon ton — /bon ton /; Fr. /bawonn tawonn / 1. good or elegant form or style. 2. something regarded as fashionably correct: The bon ton in this circle is to dress well and know influential people. 3. fashionable society. [1765 75; < F: lit., good tone. See… …   Universalium

  • bon ton — /bɔ̃ tɔ̃/, it. /bon ton/ locuz. m., fr. (propr. tono giusto ), usata in ital. come s.m. e agg. ■ s.m. 1. [gusto fine e raffinato] ▶◀ buon gusto, classe, eleganza, finezza, raffinatezza, ricercatezza, signorilità, squisitezza. ◀▶ cattivo gusto,… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • bon ton — /fr. bõˈtõ/ [loc. fr., propriamente «buon (bon) gusto (ton)»] loc. sost. m. inv. signorilità, educazione, garbo, raffinatezza, buone maniere CONTR. rozzezza, ignoranza …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • bon ton — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. bą tą] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. bon tonnie a. ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} znajomość zasad dobrego wychowania i umiejętność właściwego, nienagannego zachowania się w towarzystwie : {{/stl 7}}{{stl… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Bon ton — (fr., spr. Bong tong), guter Ton, seine Lebensart …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bon ton — (franz., spr. bong tóng), »guter Ton«, seine Lebensart …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bon ton — (frz., spr. bong tong), guter Ton, feine Lebensart …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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