recamier

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

Definition of recamier

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Illustration of recamier

Illustration of recamier

Noun

In the meaning defined above

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about recamier

Time Traveler for recamier

Time Traveler

The first known use of recamier was in 1924

See more words from the same year

Statistics for recamier

Cite this Entry

“Recamier.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recamier. Accessed 20 January 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on recamier

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with recamier

Comments on recamier

What made you want to look up recamier? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not to be intimidated or subdued

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!