catalogue raisonné

[ kat-l-awg rez-uh-ney, -og; French ka-ta-lawg re-zaw-ney ]
/ ˈkæt lˌɔg ˌrɛz əˈneɪ, -ˌɒg; French ka ta lɔg rɛ zɔˈneɪ /

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.

Origin of catalogue raisonné

1775–85; < French: literally, reasoned catalog Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for catalogue raisonne

catalogue raisonné

/ French (katalɔɡ rɛzɔne) /


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

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