catalogue raison


cat·​a·​logue rai·​son·​né ˈka-tə-ˌlȯg-ˌrā-zə-ˈnā How to pronounce catalogue raisonné (audio)
plural catalogues raisonnés ˈka-tə-ˌlȯg(z)-ˌrā-zə-ˈnā How to pronounce catalogue raisonné (audio)
: a systematic annotated catalog
especially : a critical bibliography

Word History


French, literally, reasoned catalog

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of catalogue raisonné was in 1784

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“Catalogue raisonné.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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