recherché

adjective

re·​cher·​ché rə-ˌsher-ˈshā How to pronounce recherché (audio)
-ˈsher-ˌshā
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: excessively refined : affected entry 2
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Examples of recherché in a Sentence

a high-end restaurant with a particularly recherché selection of wines

Word History

Etymology

French, from past participle of rechercher to seek out, alteration of recercher, from Middle French — more at research

First Known Use

1689, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of recherché was in 1689

Dictionary Entries Near recherché

Cite this Entry

“Recherché.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recherch%C3%A9. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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