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

Definition of recamier

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

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Recent Examples on the Web At auction, the recamier might fetch a price of $2,000-$3,000. oregonlive, 10 Mar. 2022 The largest and most valuable — a carved oak recamier and its companion fireplace surround — also has historical ties to old Portland. oregonlive, 10 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use of recamier

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for recamier

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

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“Recamier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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Récamier biographical name

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

Definition of Récamier

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

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