Adjective "recherche" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/rəˈʃɛːʃeɪ/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Rare, exotic, or obscure.
  1. 'Wagner's ingeniousness with plot is matched by his cleverness with the recherché literary conceits - little touches that you can't help admiring, like statues in a boxwood maze, even as you hurry past.'
  2. 'He wrote these in the Forties, when medieval music was even more of a recherché taste than it is now.'
  3. 'Her first sortie into live comedy was a little too recherché for some audiences.'
  4. 'It is a simple, episodic tale - despite its intriguing, recherché information - which gives credit to children's capacity to learn anything.'
  5. 'The language is literate without being recherché, and we are kept in steady involvement and suspense.'
  6. 'Empiricists deny this: they think that even the most recherché mathematical ideas can be derived from sensory experience by abstraction and idealization.'

Definitions

1. sought out with care.

2. very rare, exotic, or choice; arcane; obscure.

3. of studied refinement or elegance; precious; affected; pretentious.

More examples(as adjective)

"bays can be recherche."

"perdus can be recherche."

"nights can be recherche."

"exigencies can be recherche."

"erms can be recherche."

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Origin

(recherché)French, literally ‘carefully sought out’, past participle of rechercher.