[ rey-kuh-myey ]

  1. a backless day bed of the Directoire and Empire periods, having raised ends of equal height.

Origin of Recamier

1920–25; after Madame Récamier

Words Nearby Recamier

Other definitions for Récamier (2 of 2)

[ rey-ka-myey ]

  1. Madame Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Bernard, 1777–1849, French social leader in the literary and political circles of Paris. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Recamier in a sentence

  • The Prince of Prussia would have married her, if he could have effected her divorce from M. Recamier.

  • These thoughts were suggested by a large engraving representing Madame Recamier in her boudoir.

    Woman in the Nineteenth Century | Margaret Fuller Ossoli
  • He used to stroke his tail when he desired Madame Recamier to know that he was tired.

    Concerning Cats | Helen M. Winslow
  • The groom was Jacques Recamier—by profession a powerful banker, by choice a middle-class Lothario.

    Superwomen | Albert Payson Terhune
  • Recamier had been an intimate friend of the Bernards, forever at their house, since a year or so before Jeanne had been born.

    Superwomen | Albert Payson Terhune