\ ˈōt How to pronounce haute (audio) \
variants: or less commonly haut \ ˈōt How to pronounce haute (audio) , ˈō \

Definition of haute

: fashionable, high-class haute interior decorators a store filled with haute kitsch

Examples of haute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The venerable brand has been creating haute horlogerie watches for centuries and continues to refine and innovate. Roberta Naas, Forbes, "Vacheron Constantin Unveils High Complication Watches At Watches & Wonders Geneva 2021," 7 Apr. 2021 Within seconds, an avalanche of high-profile names and their haute offerings populated the previously blank rows. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "#DesignforATL: This Instagram Fundraiser Is Raffling Off Home Goods to Help the Atlanta Spa Shooting’s Victims and Families," 23 Mar. 2021 In normal times, the grand jewelry houses unveil their haute joaillerie collections in Paris with exclusive parties, dinners, and elaborate presentations that could light up the city even in the dead of January. Jill Newman, Town & Country, "The Allure of High Jewelry Still Remains Strong During the Pandemic," 17 Feb. 2021 There are no haute sneakers or hoodies in the couture, no work from guest artists. New York Times, "Kim Jones Wants to Rule the Fashion World," 25 Jan. 2021 In France, the artisanal trades of bread baking and haute pâtisserie—like the rest of the country's culinary scene—have historically been dominated by men. Lindsey Tramuta, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Women Bringing Paris’s Storied Baking Tradition Into the Future," 29 Dec. 2020 The restaurant won national acclaim and initiated a metro-wide appetite for haute French cuisine. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "Jean-Claude Tindillier, French chef, dies at 87," 1 Dec. 2020 Florent Tanet Ten years ago, Hermès asked Pierre Hardy, who has designed the Parisian house’s shoes for three decades — as well as his own namesake collections since 1999 — to create its first haute joaillerie line. Nancy Hass, New York Times, "An Hermès Necklace in Harmony With the Human Form," 12 Nov. 2020 Typically at home in a flirty cocktail dress or ultra-feminine gown, Collins showed off another side in Anthony Vaccarello’s haute bourgeois powder blue blazer and latex leggings. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "This Week, Celebrities Gave Virtual Events Real Fashion Moments," 21 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of haute

1787, in the meaning defined above

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17 Apr 2021

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“Haute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haute. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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