catalogue raisonné

[kat-l-awg rez-uh-ney, -og; French ka-ta-lawg re-zaw-ney]

noun, plural ca·ta·logues rai·son·nés [kat-l-awgz rez-uh-ney, -ogz; French ka-ta-lawg re-zaw-ney] /ˈkæt lˌɔgz ˌrɛz əˈneɪ, -ˌɒgz; French ka ta lɔg rɛ zɔˈneɪ/.

a catalog, as of paintings or books, with notes or commentary on the items listed; a classified, descriptive catalog.

Nearby words

  1. catalog,
  2. catalog code,
  3. catalog verse,
  4. cataloger,
  5. catalogue,
  6. catalonia,
  7. catalonian,
  8. catalpa,
  9. catalufa,
  10. catalyse

Origin of catalogue raisonné

1775–85; < French: literally, reasoned catalog

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British Dictionary definitions for catalogue raisonne

catalogue raisonné

noun

a descriptive catalogue, esp one covering works of art in an exhibition or collection
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