recherché

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adjective re·cher·ché \rə-ˌsher-ˈshā, -ˈsher-ˌ\

Definition of recherché

  1. 1a :  exquisite, choiceb :  exotic, rare

  2. 2 :  excessively refined :  affected

  3. 3 :  pretentious, overblown

Examples of recherché in a sentence

  1. <a high-end restaurant with a particularly recherché selection of wines>

Origin and Etymology of recherché

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


First Known Use: 1689


RECHERCHÉ Defined for English Language Learners

recherché

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adjective re·cher·ché \rə-ˌsher-ˈshā, -ˈsher-ˌ\

Definition of recherché for English Language Learners

  • : unusual and not understood by most people

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