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recherché

Line breaks: re|cher¦ché
Pronunciation: /rəˈʃɛːʃeɪ
 
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Definition of recherché in English:

adjective

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.
Synonyms
exotic, strange, unusual, unfamiliar, out of the ordinary

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with recherché

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