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Recherché

[rə-sher-SHAY]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: French, 17th century

1.

Rare, exotic, or obscure.

Examples of Recherché in a sentence

"Adrianna had a recherché palate when it came to fine wines."

"The pearls gave a refined, recherché quality to the necklace."

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About Recherché

This word stems from the French past participle “rechercher,” meaning “carefully sought out.”

Did you Know?

French novelist Marcel Proust’s most prominent work is called “À la recherche du temps perdu.” Published in the early 20th century, the original English translation titled it “Remembrance of Things Past,” but a revised version retitled it “In Search of Lost Time.”

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