catalogue raisonné

cat·​a·​logue rai·​son·​né | \ ˈka-tə-ˌlȯg-ˌrā-zə-ˈnā How to pronounce catalogue raisonné (audio) , -ˌläg\
plural catalogues raisonnés\ ˈka-​tə-​ˌlȯg(z)-​ˌrā-​zə-​ˈnā How to pronounce catalogues raisonnés (audio) , -​ˌläg(z)-​ \

Definition of catalogue raisonné

: a systematic annotated catalog especially : a critical bibliography

First Known Use of catalogue raisonné

1784, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for catalogue raisonné

French, literally, reasoned catalog

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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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