Share this entry
recherché Line breaks: re|cher¦ché
Pronunciation: /rəˈʃɛːʃeɪ/

Definition of recherché in English:


Rare, exotic, or obscure: a few linguistic terms are perhaps a bit recherché for the average readership
More example sentences
  • Apart from a few more recherché knots, there are three basic ways of knotting a tie nowadays: the Windsor (a deplorable invention), the Half-Windsor (ditto, without even the courage of its convictions) and the classic four-in-hand.
  • Her first sortie into live comedy was a little too recherché for some audiences.
  • It is a simple, episodic tale - despite its intriguing, recherché information - which gives credit to children's capacity to learn anything.
exotic, strange, unusual, unfamiliar, out of the ordinary


French, literally 'carefully sought out', past participle of rechercher.

Definition of recherché in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources