- sought out with care.
- very rare, exotic, or choice; arcane; obscure.
- of studied refinement or elegance; precious; affected; pretentious.
Origin of recherché
Related Words for recherchelimited, unusual, singular, uncommon, occasional, extraordinary, strange, unlikely, subtle, scarce, unique, unthinkable, great, delicate, rich, priceless, exquisite, exclusive, selected, preferred
Examples from the Web for recherche
Contemporary Examples of recherche
I first read A la Recherche du Temps Perdus in the summer I turned 17, and I have to say, it scared the hell out of me.David's Bookclub: Sodom and Gomorrah
September 29, 2012
Historical Examples of recherche
They were the best we had found any where, and the most 'recherche'.
I do not know what 'recherche' is, but that is what these donkeys were, anyhow.
We had now altogether lost sight of the Archipelago of the Recherche.A Voyage to Terra Australis
I have just returned from a polite and recherche party here.
Washington is the hot-bed of gayety, and general headquarters for the recherche business.
- known only to connoisseurs; choice or rare
- studiedly refined or elegant
Word Origin for recherché
1722, from French recherché "carefully sought out," past participle of rechercher "to seek out" (12c.), from re-, here perhaps suggesting repeated activity (see re-) + chercher "to search," from Latin circare, in Late Latin "to wander hither and thither," from circus "circle" (see circus). Commonly used 19c. of food, styles, etc., to denote obscure excellence.