recamier

noun
re·​ca·​mier | \ ˌrā-käm-ˈyā How to pronounce recamier (audio) \

Definition of recamier

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: a sometimes backless couch with a high curved headrest and low footrest

Récamier

biographical name
Ré·​ca·​mi·​er | \ rā-ˈka-mē-ˌā How to pronounce Récamier (audio) , rā-kä-ˈmyā \

Definition of Récamier (Entry 2 of 2)

Jeanne-Françoise-Julie-Adélaïde 1777–1849 Madame de Récamier née Bernard French society wit

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First Known Use of recamier

Noun

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for recamier

Noun

from its appearance in a portrait of Mme. Récamier by Jacques-Louis David

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“Recamier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recamier. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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