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or répertoire

[rep-er-twahr, -twawr, rep-uh-] /ˈrɛp ərˌtwɑr, -ˌtwɔr, ˈrɛp ə-/
the list of dramas, operas, parts, pieces, etc., that a company, actor, singer, or the like, is prepared to perform.
the entire stock of works existing in a particular artistic field:
A new play has been added to the theatrical repertoire.
the entire stock of skills, techniques, or devices used in a particular field or occupation:
a magician's repertoire.
Origin of repertoire
1840-50; < French < Late Latin repertōrium catalogue, inventory. See repertory Unabridged
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  • His repertoire was an extensive one, and decidedly "taking" in the varied character of its94 excellent pieces.

  • The repertoire of even the best amateur is apt to be a small one.

    The Pianolist Gustav Kobb
  • The repertoire of his band may be justly said to embrace the whole gamut of the classic and classic-romantic schools.

  • His repertoire was, therefore, extensive and at times astonishing.

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Of course most of the operatic tenor rôles are in my repertoire.

    Vocal Mastery Harriette Brower
British Dictionary definitions for repertoire


all the plays, songs, operas, or other works collectively that a company, actor, singer, dancer, etc, has prepared and is competent to perform
the entire stock of things available in a field or of a kind: the comedian's repertoire of jokes was becoming stale
in repertoire, denoting the performance of two or more plays, ballets, etc, by the same company in the same venue on different evenings over a period of time: ``Nutcracker'' returns to Covent Garden over Christmas in repertoire with ``Giselle''
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Late Latin repertōrium inventory; see repertory
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Word Origin and History for repertoire

"a stock of plays, songs, etc., which a performer or company has studied and is ready to perform," 1847, from French répertoire, literally "index, list" (14c.), from Late Latin repertorium "inventory" (see repertory).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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